When it comes to fashion and lifestyle, Lamar is one of the few who blends both in his own unique way, and he just did it again.
The Nike Cortez Kenny IV “House Shoe” makes the fourth collaboration with Kendrick Lamar and Nike and this time he went for a simple house shoe vibe. On 14th October, Nike officially unveiled the forthcoming Kendrick Lamar x Nike Cortez Kenny IV “House Shoe.” The newest collaborative sneaker from the Swoosh and K-Dot comes rooted in LA culture. Lamar expressed that he wanted to meld the comfort of a traditional house slipper with that of Nike’s sleek footwear silhouettes. “House shoes have always been a part of LA culture,” said Lamar. “The shoe is all about being able to get up and just go out in style.”
The limited edition, lace less sneakers come in a white, wolf grey, turf orange and thunder blue colorway. Additional details include “House Shoes” text written down the strap of the tongue, and an adjustable lace toggle on the heel. Having touched digital commerce with a first-of-its-kind in arena SNKRS drop and pop-up experiences, Lamar’s collaborative efforts with Nike extend well beyond the Cortez silhouette. This underscores his desire to connect with community — both physically and emotionally — by never forgetting the human element. Lamar believes the shoe successfully attaches personal thought to classic, vintage style. What’s more, it synthesizes the values of Lamar’s home community in an unbounded way. Lamar notes that, in the shoe’s making, he was fascinated by all the possible color palettes and the many ways you can give a shoe character. It doesn’t get any more impressive than this.
Just with an idea, anything can be created, all you have to do is express it. And that was 100% done with the Nike Cortez, the shoe is all about being able to get up and go out with.