DiadoraPack-3
Available now online at PackerShoes.com

Sizes 8-13 only


N9000BW-1
Diadora N.9000 Avio – Sky Blue ($135)


V7000CW-1
Diadora V.7000 Avio – Frappe ($135)


 N9000WW-1
Diadora N.9000 MM – White/Gum ($140)

JUST BLAZE x RAEKWON image by O'luyemi N'namdi @flyhumanbeyond

“Lets connect, Politic, Ditto…”

Special thank you to Raekwon, Just Blaze, ‘Mikey Likes It’ and everyone who came out yesterday for the launch of the Packer x Raekwon “Purple Tape” Diadora N.9000 at S.O.B.’s.

As a show of gratitude and due to overwhelming demand, a limited run of the “Purple Tape” N.9000 and matching tee will launch at 12pm noon tomorrow – August 22nd – online at PackerShoes.com.

Purchases will be limited to one (1) pair per customer/household.

Multiple orders will be cancelled on site, no exceptions.

This is deemed as “special launch product”, thus all sales are final. No returns, exchanges or refunds will be accepted.

BLOG RAEKWON X DIADORA X PACKER PURPLE TAPE IMAGES by Oluyemi Finerson - alias O'luyemi N'namdi @flyhumanbeyond flyhumanbeyond-8

On August 1, 1995 Raekwon forever changed the course of music history with the release of his debut solo album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… The groundbreaking project has been enjoyed by fans, celebrated by music critics and studied by contemporary scholars for almost 20 years. Listed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the “Top 500 Albums of All Time,” Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… is consistently praised for its cinematic qualities and unforgettable storyline. The ultimate conceptual album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… is credited with ushering in the mafioso sub-genre of Hip Hop, and subsequently laying the blueprint for classic albums to follow from Jay-Z, Nas and the Notorious B.I.G.

BLOG RAEKWON X DIADORA X PACKER PURPLE TAPE IMAGES by Oluyemi Finerson - alias O'luyemi N'namdi @flyhumanbeyond flyhumanbeyond-11

Aside from cementing its place as one of the greatest albums of all-time, upon its release fans were instantly drawn to the mystique of the clear purple hue of the original cassette tape version of the the album and has since become commonly referred to as “The Purple Tape”. This purple marking was done intentionally to reference the marketing strategy adopted by neighborhood dealers of tagging their product in order to distinguish it from that of others.

BLOG RAEKWON X DIADORA X PACKER PURPLE TAPE IMAGES by Oluyemi Finerson - alias O'luyemi N'namdi @flyhumanbeyond flyhumanbeyond-1

Outside of music, Raekwon has always been an avid sneaker aficionado with a keen fashion sense that continues to influence contemporary streetwear. Rae’s passion for footwear and the recommendation of mutual friend DJ Clark Kent brought him to Teaneck a few years back. This visit birthed a friendship and mutual admiration that would eventually lead to Rae’s influence on the “Snow Beach” Grid 9000 shoe released in 2014, and the rest as they say was history.

With “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…” celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, it was only right to combine our efforts and and apply it to a staple shoe from one of the shared-favorite brands of both Rae and Packer over the years with the made in Italy Packer x Raekwon x Diadora N.9000 “Purple Tape”.

BLOG RAEKWON X DIADORA X PACKER PURPLE TAPE IMAGES by Oluyemi Finerson - alias O'luyemi N'namdi @flyhumanbeyond flyhumanbeyond-14

BLOG RAEKWON X DIADORA X PACKER PURPLE TAPE IMAGES by Oluyemi Finerson - alias O'luyemi N'namdi @flyhumanbeyond flyhumanbeyond-13

BLOG RAEKWON X DIADORA X PACKER PURPLE TAPE IMAGES by Oluyemi Finerson - alias O'luyemi N'namdi @flyhumanbeyond flyhumanbeyond-16

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Featuring a luxurious premium suede and mesh construction dipped in multiple purple pantones, the “Purple Tape” N.9000 brings together all of the callouts featured on the original cassette tape. The co-branded Packer x Raekwon x Diadora tongue label is direct drawback to the “Parental Advisory” tag featured on the explicit version of OB4CL with “1995” side embroidery paying homage to the release year of the album. Additional features include “side 1” & “side 2” embroidery rear of both shoes and corresponding album track listing both footbeds, clear purple tinted rubber outsoles, metallic silver midsole and 4 shoe lace options sure to make the tape “pop”.

BLOG RAEKWON X DIADORA X PACKER PURPLE TAPE IMAGES by Oluyemi Finerson - alias O'luyemi N'namdi @flyhumanbeyond flyhumanbeyond-2

BLOG RAEKWON X DIADORA X PACKER PURPLE TAPE IMAGES by Oluyemi Finerson - alias O'luyemi N'namdi @flyhumanbeyond flyhumanbeyond-15

BLOG RAEKWON X DIADORA X PACKER PURPLE TAPE IMAGES by Oluyemi Finerson - alias O'luyemi N'namdi @flyhumanbeyond flyhumanbeyond-9

BLOG RAEKWON X DIADORA X PACKER PURPLE TAPE IMAGES by Oluyemi Finerson - alias O'luyemi N'namdi @flyhumanbeyond flyhumanbeyond-18

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Caping off the last leg of the “OB4BL” 20th Anniversary tour, look for the made in Italy Packer x Raekwon x Diadora N.9000 “Purple Tape” to launch next Thursday – August 20th – exclusively at S.O.B.’s NYC with a special added last tour date concert performance by Raekwon later that evening.

Please stay tuned to PackerShoes.com and SOBs.com for additional release and show details.

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Coming off of our recent “Azzurri” N.9000 collaboration, we wanted to give another nod to Diadora’s rich soccer heritage but with a more obscure and unexpected reference than another Italy-inspired shoe.

We fell in love with the Croatian team Dinamo Zagreb’s orange away kit from 2006-2008 and how the two shades of orange mixed with the blue and red of the traditional Croatian checker patterns and then weaved it all together onto the N.9000.

The Made in Italy Packer x Diadora N.9000 “Dinamo Zagreb” ($200 USD) is constructed using a premium pigskin suede and mesh throughout the upper with royal blue 3M-reflective hits on the front lace panel and heel. The lowercase “d” logo lent itself perfectly to a “p” flip to work in a cool callout to Packer Shoes on the heel. Additional features include the Croatian checker patter on the rear side of both tongues and insoles. Each pair comes with three shoe lace options for customization (flat orange, flat white, and flat blue/white checker pattern).

Accompanying the “Dinamo Zagreb” N.9000 are two very limited edition Packer x K-Way Claude Classic Jackets ($70 USD each) featuring the current color palate of Dinamo Zagreb. Available in both true blue/yellow/black and white/royal/red color options, this lightweight, completely waterproof layer conveniently folds into itself to create a cool little bag with an attached belt—ideal for stashing in your bag on days you’re not quite sure what the weather will bring.

Look for the complete Packer x Diadora x K-Way “Dinamo Zagreb” Collection to launch this Saturday – April 11th at 12pm noon EST both in-store and online at PackerShoes.com.

Purchases are limited to one (1) item each per customer.

Please be advised that the “Dinamo Zagreb” N.9000 run true to size.

Website purchases will only be shipped to the customer’s billing address. This policy will be strongly enforced.

The “Dinamo Zagreb” N.9000 and Sweat FZ Jacket are deemed special launch product.

All sales are final. No cancelations, refunds or exchanges will be accepted.

 

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PACKER X DIADORA AZURRI-17

We are proud to introduce our first ever collaborative project with Diadora in the form of the “Azzuri” N.9000.

Inspired by the colors of the Italian national football team, the Made in Italy “Azzurri” N.9000 ($200 USD) is constructed using a micro-perforated kangaroo leather upper with pigskin suede overlays set on top of a white midsole with Italia green and red accent hits laid on top of a gum rubber outsole. Additional features include debossed “Diadora” and “Packer” branding on the tongue and heel as well as Italian flag inspired insoles.

Accompanying the launch of the “Azzurri” N.9000 is a special limited edition Packer Shoes x Diadora “Azzurri” Sweat Full Zip Jacket ($75 USD). Limited to only 40 pieces and made in Italy, the jacket comes specially wrapped in a custom-made co-branded storage bag.

Look for both the Packer Shoes x Diadora “Azzurri” N.9000 and Sweat Full Zip Jacket to launch exclusively at Packer Shoes this Saturday – January 31st at 12pm noon EST both in-store and online at PackerShoes.com.

Purchases are limited to one (1) item each per customer.

Please be advised that the “Azzuri” N.9000 run a half size large. It is strongly recommended that you purchase a half size smaller than your standard shoe size.

Website purchases will only be shipped to the customer’s billing address. This policy will be strongly enforced.

The “Azzurri” N.9000 and Sweat FZ Jacket are deemed special launch product. All sales are final. No cancelations, refunds or exchanges will be accepted.

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Packer Shoes x Diadora N.9000 “Azzurri (Made in Italy).

Releasing Saturday – January 31st – exclusively at Packer Shoes.

Stay tuned for additional release details