UPDATE: Check out the official shots from Reebok in the gallery above, the images showcase the beautiful pigskin nubuck upper and pigskin leather lining that makes this shoe that much more special. Don't forget these on the 18th!
Kendrick Lamar's new sneaker with Reebok is a Ventilator with big ambitions. The entire outer is covered in a neutral cream which is a stark difference to his last Day Glo sneaker, but the reason is purposeful. The theme behind the collaboration is uniting the Piru Bloods and Compton Crips. The shoe does this, in colour at least, by placing the infamous colours side by side. The left shoe has blue detailing on the tongue and inner while the right shoe has red. 'Blue' and 'Red' are also stitched into the heels of the shoes to make the colours walk side by side. While the overture of peace will bring up discussion on the subject, Lamar should be happy that it won't have real-world applications, because if the Pirus and Crips all got along, they'd probably gun him down by the end of his song. Find them at Reebok outlets from July 18.
- Originally Published July 10th, 2015