This fine, scaled Phase 1 you see here is the latest fruit borne from frequent collaborators, Burn Rubber and Reebok. Rick and Ro, the owners of Burn Rubber, always bring a story to their colabs, and it's almost always a Detroit tale being told. After blessing a number of 'boks with ideas drawn from their Motor City surrounds, this time the store pays homage to Biggie Smalls. Although Big Poppa hails from NY, this Phase 1 is centred around his line 'Stink pink gators, my Detroit players'. Naturally, the shoe is covered in alligator skin-embossed leather coloured in 'Stink Pink'. Suede can also be found on the Reebok branding in a tone of 'Stink Pink', and the midsole finishes the colourway with crisp white.
The Burn Rubber x Reebok Classics Phase 1 'Detroit Playas' will be available on April 30 from Burn Rubber online and in-store.