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.