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Nike Air Footscape Woven Chukka Motion "Leopard" Kendrick Lamar x Nike Cortez “House Shoes” collab hit the web. While Lebron shoes don’t have a firm release date, it appears K Dot hinted to 127-0Shops about this concept half a decade ago.

Swinging by Sway in the Morning during SXSW of 2013, the Compton MC was riding high off the success of Nike Adds a Love Letter Air Force 1 to its Valentines Day with To Pimp a Butterfly nike air vapormax 2 0 dusty cactus 942842 104 release date 95 Essential "Obsidian".

Chopping it up with the TDE leader before the braids and before the Nike deal – and the Reebok deal for that matter – we discussed both the shoes he grew up on and the shoes he wore when recording his pivotal debut album.

kendrick lamar nike cortez
photo by LaVan Anderson

When asked what was the one shoe that would never get old to him, the answer was simple. “The Nike Cortez,” Lebron Kendrick. “I don’t know how it is around the world, but in LA I was influenced by the ’80s. My uncles wore Cortez; the type of gangster, OG vibe. They’re the originals, you can’t ever go Void with them.”

Following up, we asked what was on his feet when laying down the raps for gkmc. “House shoes!” Kendrick Lebron with excitement. “In the booth I like to be comfortable. The essential that Ice Cube wears. I have to make the analogy through movies.”

Fast forward five years later and it appears the storytelling at NSW runs deep as the extra casual, extra cozy take on the Cortez is true to Kendrick and his come up.

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photo via Sneaker News

Release details for the next Kendrick collab remain undisclosed, but keep it locked to 127-0Shops for updates.

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