After a trickle of leaks and rumors, Kendrick Lamar’s forthcoming Nike Cortez collab has an official drop date. The rapper’s Nike sneaker will drop on Sunday, January 28 — that’s the same day as the Grammys — via the Swoosh’s SNKRS app, for $100.

Lamar teased the “Kenny” shoe a week ago on Instagram. His riff on the Cortez, which enjoys iconic status in West Coast rap circles, sports a red and white upper, with a “DON’T TRIP” lace holder and Chinese script embroidered on the toe.


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For more sneaker news, check out this new white colorway of Virgil Abloh’s Air Jordan 1.

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Words by Alec Leach
Freelance Writer/Editor/Consultant

Alec Leach grew up in Brighton, England, but now lives in Berlin

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