Custom Purple Rain Sneakers Pay Tribute to Prince
As news of the passing of music legend Prince spread yesterday, fans across the world took to the Internet to remember him in a multitude of different ways. Custom sneaker creator Mache shared this design, which references the man born Prince Rogers Nelson.
The custom uses the Nike Air Classic BW as its base, flipping its most-recognizable colorway, the "Persian Violet," into a fitting tribute. The sneaker is drenched in the shade most associated with Prince, and features his symbol and "Purple Rain" text along the back.
Mache wrote on Instagram that the sneakers are his way of "celebrating the life and accomplishments of the Purple legend.