Detroit's Burn Rubber and Reebok Classics are celebrating the birthday of the late Notorious B.I.G. a few weeks early: they're releasing a special-edition Phase I inspired by a line from the rapper's "Hypnotize," from his double album Life After Death. Biggie's reference to "pink gators, my Detroit players" is expressed in a design that combines suede and alligator-embossed leather -- along with subtle hints of reflective 3M -- finished in an eye-catching shade of pink. A gum rubber outsole completes the look. Expect the kicks to launch at 12 am EDT on Saturday, April 30th, at burnrubbersneakers.com.
Release Date: 4/30/16 (Saturday)