News: Kendrick Lamar Tries To Unite Gang Members With First Reebok Shoe.
With Kendrick Lamar signing on to rep Reebok Classic and the Ventilator seeing a major push this year, you knew a his own version of the shoe had to be in the works. Indeed it was, as today we get a first look at the Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Ventilator. As a social commentary on the gang violence between the notorious Crips and Bloods of Kendrick’s native Los Angeles, his Ventilator aims to unite the streets with the cream suede shoe’s blue accents on one shoe and red accents on the other. In fact, each shoe even comes with bold text of “BLUE” and “RED” on the corresponding heel. Other details include Kendrick’s signature on each tongue, red and blue stripes in the rope laces, and a gum rubber sole to finish them off. See images of sneaker above.
Project: 028.170 Available: 03.21.15 Style: Authentic Pro “S” and Slip-On Pro “S”
Vans Syndicate collaborates with auteur, provocateur and skater Harmony Korine. Harmony gained fame as the teenage writer of the controversial HIV-era cult classic film Kids that was set among the burgeoning mid-’90s New York skate scene in which he was immersed at the time. Harmony continues to write, direct and produce a growing body of influential films, books and works of fine art. Harmony created the custom checkerboard print pattern and his artwork is featured in the footbeds on his Authentic Pro “S” and Slip-on Pro “S” styles in canvas and suede.
Features: Authentic Pro “S” and Slip On Pro “S” • Suede/Printed Canvas with custom Harmony Korine artwork on the uppers and footbeds • Enhanced cushioning in UltraCush HD sockliners • Vans original waffle gum sole featuring Harmony Korine’s original art