As seen in an iconic ’90s photograph, Tupac had a lot of love for Grant Hill‘s second signature sneaker. The FILA 96, recently dubbed the 96GL, was worn by the basketball star and rapper alike and is due for a Tupac-referencing remodel.
Featuring a black leather upper and red rubber outsole, the sneaker includes several nods to the rapper. The outside of the shoe boasts “ALL EYEZ ON ME” embroidered over a cross, a reference to one of Tupac’s tattoos. Meanwhile, the sneaker’s tongue features a paisley print, in line with the occasional patterned bandana worn by Tupac, and the insole features an “ALL EYEZ ON ME” print. Other details are kept intact, like the shoe’s tonal shoelaces, branding on the toe and rear, strapped pull tab.
Releasing in line with Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me‘s Japanese debut, the “All Eyez on Me” FILA 96GL will release at domestic stockists like atmos on December 23 for ¥15,000 JPY (approximately $130 USD). Meanwhile, more Tupac media is on the way: a new trailer has debuted for February’s Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G..
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