I owned a pair of the originals and remember them fondly. These are every bit as good. The leather is soft and high-quality, construction is excellent, overall they are every bit the quality I would hope for at this price point (and I need to mention, these sell for the original price...a nice deal considering how much other retro shoes go for these days). With all the old-school shoes being retroed nowadays, many of which feel like they've suffered a huge loss in quality, materials, and construction, these are the exception. Holding them and wearing them it's obvious they're made with the same quality as they used to be.
And yes, they turn heads. AJ retroes might be the more sought after anymore, but these get a lot more attention than any of those. I cant wear these out without getting people grinning from ear to ear asking "Are those REEBOK PUMPS??" Or the constant "Do they work? Can I pump them?".
They're extremely comfortable, they look great, and have that awesome sense of nostalgia. Well done, Reebok. Now please give us the Blacktops!!