Brand: A$AP Rocky x Under Armour
Key Features: A chunky, all-black, skate-inspired upper featuring a mixed-material construction, an Osiris D3-inspired lacing cage with reflective detailing, branding on the tongue, and an extra-chunky black midsole.
Release Date: According to A$AP Rocky they will drop “next month”
Editor’s Notes: After months of speculation, in May A$AP Rocky finally unveiled his first signature sneaker in collaboration with Under Armour. The rapper was previously seen rocking the sneaker on his Instagram and, as speculated, the model features various design cues inspired heavily by the Osiris D3.
Appearing on The Daily Show, the rapper announced that the sneakers would be dropping “next month,” meaning the release could be much closer than previously believed.
The shoe features a predominantly black upper with what at first appeared to be a white lace cage, but recent leaks point to reflective detailing instead. Check it out below.
A$AP affiliate Chace Infinite recently posted a video on Instagram which showed the sneaker’s reflective detailing in action.
He also posted a clean profile shot of the shoe, which gives the best look at the show we’ve seen yet.
A$AP Mob member A$AP Lou had previously teased yet another look for the silhouette via an Instagram story. Instagram account @sneakernews grabbed a screenshot of it, which can be seen below.
On May 25, A$AP Ant took to Instagram to show off a pair of the sneakers first hand, from the shoes themselves to the packaging. Catch that video below.
The sneaker, which is yet to be named, was unveiled during Rocky’s live performance art piece, Lab Rat. This is the first time fans have been able to get a confirmed look at the silhouette. For a closer look, watch the video (starting at 1:16:14) below.
The A$AP frontman previously stepped out in the same model, posing on the streets of New York with Jared Leto. The model looks to be inspired by the oversized, exaggerated silhouettes of ’90s skate shoes. That said, the latest images suggest it also takes cues from classic basketball sneaker design.
No release information exists as of yet, so be sure to check back for any updates.
What do you think of the sneaker? Is it on-trend or is Rocky biting Osiris too much? Let us know in the comments.
In the meantime, you can watch the rapper’s entire performance art piece here.
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