That Tupac Shakur once wore Fila sneakers is not something those at the brand working hard to sell its retro sneakers are keen on ever forgetting. The moment is referenced here on new pair of the Fila 96 (formerly known as the Grant Hill 2) that appears to be connected to All Eyez on Me, the 2017 biopic about the late West Coast rapper.
The shoes feature text referencing the movie (or perhaps the album of the same name) and a cross modeled after the one tattooed on Shakur's back. The liner has a paisley print that comes off as a nod to Shakur's trademark bandana.
According to Japanese sneaker store Atmos, this black and red pair will release in Japan on Dec. 23.