Detroit sneaker shop Burn Rubber borrows a line from The Notorious B.I.G. single "Hypnotize" for its latest Reebok Classics Phase 1 collaboration. Dubbed the "Detroit Playas," a reference to Biggie's appreciation for the city's outlandish fashion choices, the shoes were created in celebration of what would have been the late rapper's 44th birthday.
They're presented in a pink colorway, in accordance with Biggie's mention of "Stink Pink Gators," and feature a mix of suede and alligator-embossed leather on the upper, with hints of reflective 3M throughout.
They'll hit Burn Rubber's online store beginning Saturday, April 30.
In the meantime, check out how designer Gosha Rubchinskiy reworked the silhouette.