The "Alright" MC helmed the upcoming Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Ventilator design with a message of peace, namely between rival Los Angeles gangs the Bloods and the Crips.
With an off-white base, the word "red" is sewn onto the heel of the right shoe and "blue" onto the left heel—the colors that represent the Bloods and the Crips, respectively. The words "Kendrick Lamar" and "TDE" are inscribed on the front of the tongue along with the word "neutral" in bold font on the inside. Peep the sneaks below:
Kendrick Lamar wanted to unite gangs with his shoe with Reebok. pic.twitter.com/0vMklvgvBQ— The Lounge (@TheLoungeSite) July 8, 2015
It isn't the first time Lamar brought the two gangs and their respective colors into his art before: The cover for his single "i" showed two people coming together, dressed in red and blue.
The Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Ventilator are available on July 18 and go for $143.
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