Diadora N.9000 x Packer Shoes x Raekwon “Purple Tape”


Packer Shoes and Raekwon from the Wu Tang Clan team up for a celebratory collaboration on Italian brand Diadora’s N.9000.

To mark the end of the “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” Tour, and in celebration of one of the greatest rap albums of all time with the same name, this collaboration between Packer Shoes, Raekwon and Diadora makes for a vibrant centerpiece for the final show of the “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” tour.

The “Purple Tape” Diadora N.9000’s are an ode to translucent purple cassette tape of the original release of this album. Rich, dark purple suede, with purple mesh and light purple leather branding and heel tab all sit atop a metallic silver midsole, with, of course, a translucent purple outsole. A tongue label inspired by the “Parental Advisory” tag on both sneakers, is accompanied by the purple stitched “1” and “2” on the heel. The tracklist of OB4CL’s side 1 and 2 from the cassette tape are printed on each respective insole. This sneaker should give sneakerheads who bought and listened to music on Walkmans and boomboxes a nostalgic feeling like no other, especially those who owned the OB4CL cassette album.

This sneaker will be sold exclusively a SOBs on August 20th, 2015, and will precede the performance by Raekwon to complete his tour.

Purchase and listen to the album “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” on iTunes or on Google Music, and listen to the album while you check out the gallery below.

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