When it comes to sneaker collaborations Burn Rubber is comparable to Eminem, consistently dope and thoroughly repping their beloved city of Detroit. The Motor City retailer is back again with a pair of classic Reeboks that are fresh and inspired by the late Notorious B.I.G.'s 1997 song, "Hypnotize."

The Reebok Phase 1 has been unearthed for this collaboration and as a nod to Biggie’s lyrics, "Pink gators, my Detroit players / Timbs for my hooligans in Brooklyn..." line, the sneaker is draped in pink alligator skin. The faux animal print is contrasted with tonal nubuck and an embroidered tongue tag as well.

A gum outsole keeps things simple and lets the materials used along the upper handle the heavy lifting. This is probably one of the cleanest kicks we have seen this year so far.

The Burn Rubber x Reebok Phase 1 "Detroit Playas" will be available on April 30 and the only place to cop them is at burnrubbersneakers.com.

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