Packer Shoes x Diadora N.9000 “Purple Tape”

By Jay Casteel  |  08/11/2015

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Raekwon's heralded debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., which is often referred to as "The Purple Tape." In celebration, Packer Shoes teams up with Diadora for a limited "Purple Tape" colorway of the N.9000 silhouette.

The sneaker draws clear inspiration from the purple-colored cassette tape Raekwon released his album in. It's done up in premium suede and leather and features co-branding on the tongue as well as "1995" to commemorate the project's release date. "Side 1" and "Side 2" embroidery are showcased on the heels, while the album's tracklisting is noted on the insoles.

Four different sets of laces accompany the kicks, which will be releasing on August 20 exclusively at S.O.B.'s in NYC.