Earlier this year, hip hop legend RAEKWON, DIADORA and retailer Foot Locker announced that they were teaming up again to offer us a « Community Linx » collection (article available HERE). After a first N9002 « New York » from this program and released on January 27, a version « Philly » has emerged.
As a reminder, the program « Community Linx » allows the famous member of Wu-Tang Clan to design capsules of collaborative products serving the culture and communities. In addition to a sneaker dedicated to a city, Raekwon seeks out local talent through this program to provide them with additional knowledge about the music world.
Honoring the city of brotherly love, this Diadora N9002 « Philly » sports a burgundy red and black color palette with reflective accents.
It consists of an upper combining mesh, leather and suede. The red base is complemented by a black side logo and tongue top. 3M touches are found on the edges of this Diadora logo and on the heel. The italian branding appears in white on the tongue, the artist’s signature is emblazoned on the Diadora branded insole and the black RAEKWON name adorns the reflective right heel. The whole is based on a white midsole and a black rubber outsole.
The pair features a « Raekwon approved Community Linx Est.2021 » hangtag and will come in a special box.
The Raekwon x Diadora N9002 « Philly » will be released as a limited edition on April 21, 2022 at Foot Locker’s Philly Park West Community Store and online exclusively at footlocker.com for $120. Don’t sleep !