Raekwon x Packer Shoes x Diadora N9000 “PURPLE TAPE”
Raekwon, famous member of the Wu Tang celebrate this year the 20th anniversary of his first solo album “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx”. The opportunity for him to mark the occasion, as a sneaker addict, in collaboration with the shop Packer Shoes by creating the Diadora N9000 “Purple Tape”.
In 1995, as embroidered on the pair, Raekwon wanted to stand out from others leaving an identifiable cassette. The cassette tape was made to listen to music for those who have not experienced this support, even if the CD already existed in 95, many albums continued to be produced on tape (K7). They were usually black or clear, Raekwon wanted a translucent purple tape for his album. This is why that Diadora N9000 has the nickname of timeless Raekwon’s album. Many details comes to this Diadora as 1 and 2 embroided heels meaning the sides 1 and 2 of the famous cassette. The upper is entirely purple, suede and mesh, the midsole is silver and purple translucent outsole. The tongue has a logo “Parental Advisory” like, a very original idea but rather logical when you know the inspiration.
No information about the price (made in Italy), just as we know that this N9000 Diadora “Purple Tape” will be released exclusively on the occasion of a Raekwon show at SOB club in NYC, August 20. However, a wider distribution should happen next, starting with shop Packer Shoes, stay tuned !