Packer Shoes x Raekwon x Diadora N9000 Purple Tape

Packer Shoes x Raekwon x Diadora N9000 Purple Tape – Release Info

2015-08-11T17:11:35

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The PACKER SHOES X RAEKWON X DIADORA N9000 PURPLE TAPE is inspired by the legendary purple cassette tape that was produced for ‘Only Built for Cuban Linx’.

RAEKWON put Staten Island on the map alongside the members of the Wu-Tang Clan, and is also recognised as a genuine trainer aficionado, which makes him the perfect choice for PACKER SHOES to join forces with on their latest collaboration. Twenty years ago, RAEKWON released his debut album ‘Only Built for Cuban Linx’, which came on a very distinctive purple cassette tape and it’s this tape that inspires the colourway for this latest collaboration on the N9000. The tonal upper sports a predominantly suede make-up, with mesh on toebox and plastic on the formstripes, whilst the only contrast is provided by a ‘parental advisory’ inspired tri-branded tongue label. Other details include the numbers 1 and 2 embroidered on the heel, reflecting the two sides of a cassette, whilst ‘1995’ on the lateral side is a nod to the year that the album released. The midsole takes on an unusual shimmering pale purple finish, whilst the icy-purple outsole mimics the translucent plastic of the cassette. The details don’t stop there however: the custom printed insoles feature the album’s track list, with side 1 on the left foot and side 2 on the right, as well as a choice of four laces. At the risk of us sounding like a broken record cassette, detailed and clean colourways will always be a win in our books!

The PACKER SHOES X RAEKWON X DIADORA N9000 PURPLE TAPE is scheduled for a wider release on SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER and will be available via the RELEASE PAGE, which you can link to below.

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