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Fila hooked up with Premium Goods to produce a version of the Fila Tennis Classic that has much more to it than just a simple three colored sneaker. We caught up with Clarence of Premium Goods to ask what was his inspiration for the shoes.?? Pics from Complex.

The Fila Tennis Classic was one of the first shoes at the $200 in the 1980’s. The other shoe was Gucci, the style that inspired Jay Z for his first S.Carter. For the colors I wanted to pay homage to both high priced shoes including Gucci, the Italian colors, and black pride.

The upper has a sort of ballistic style mesh which is to represent a bullet proof vest. Back in the day the drug dealers in Brooklyn went nuts for these kicks and the Guccis at $200.

Something you can’t see from this shot is that they come with three laces (black, green, and red) and all have gold tips as well as an all over repeating print of Brooklyn and Houston on each of the insoles.


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