Packer Shoes x Raekwon x Diadora N9000 “Purple Tape”

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Packer Shoes‘ latest sneaker collaboration finds the Jersey retailer teaming up with good friend Raekwon, the rapper who put Staten Island on the hip-hop map with his compatriots from the Wu-Tang Clan. A recognized sneaker aficionado, Rae chose to collaborate with Packer on the Diadora N000, featuring a design inspired by the original purple cassette tape for Only Built for Cuban Linx…, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. The premium mesh and suede build is dressed in varying shades of purple, with special features including the “Parental Advisory”-inspired tongue tag, “1995” side embroidery reflecting the release year of the album, and the numbers “1” and “2” stamped on the heels, denoting the two sides of the tape. Track lists on the custom sockliners round out the details. Attendees of the “Purple Tape” 20th anniversary show at S.O.B.’s on August 20th get first crack at the kicks. Stay tuned for word on an in-store release.

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