Being a relapsed sneakerhead since our trip to New York after YEARS of wearing just Cons, I’ve been stuck on the Step Up movie style hightops; but I think these will be the shoes to drag me into the future. Now I’ve always been a fan of the Reebok style (be it on ice skates or sneakers) and I’m a fan of Kendrick Lamar himself, so when I heard of these I was immediately interested.
I love the cross design on the shoes, but I think the grey brings out the red/blue stitching and inner soles without making them too jarring like a standard white would. I also really like the lace design – the grey and subtle red/blue loops are something different and go great with the grey sneaker itself.
The only thing I don’t really like with these sneakers is the outer sole. The white wedge seems to be jammed between the grey of the shoe and the toffee orange/brown sole which creates an awkward cross toecap. I also get an old vibe from that orange/brown; my Grandad had a pair of sneakers with that colour sole and they were too old for him at 60+.
The new Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Classic Leather drop on the 16th January 2016, and will be €95 on Reebok.ie. I also recommend checking out the (superior in my opinion) Kendrick x Reebok Ventilators from last year – currently €55 (usually €110) also at Reebok.ie