Kendrick Lamar reveals new Nike Cortez collab trainer

They've divided opinion

Kendrick Lamar has revealed a new collaborative trainer with Nike, and it’s dividing opinion.

The rapper took to Twitter last night (December 19), sharing a photo of the new take on the classic Nike Cortez sneaker. The red and white colourway comes accompanied by a strip of fabric across the laces which reads “Don’t trip”.

Some fans have expressed their excitement for the release, but others are far less sure, accusing them of being ‘heinous’ and ‘ugly as hell’, as well as looking like ‘bowling shoes’.


Check out a bunch of Twitter reactions to Kendrick Lamar’s new Nike Cortez sneakers below.

Meanwhile, earlier this week Lamar claimed to have witnessed a UFO when he was younger, but says that “nobody believed me then and [nobody] believes me now”.

The rapper was speaking on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show when he recalled how he saw something in the sky when he was six years old that looked like “a dart go past”.

“I probably shouldn’t even be talking about it… [but] I’m going to stand my ground,” Kendrick said. “Nobody believed me then and [nobody] believe me now. It’s just something I can’t really describe, because it just sounds like, ‘Okay, you just saw a dart go past.’ That shit don’t make sense… It was just a surreal moment.”

When Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers asked if Lamar had been abducted, he joked: “I probably did. That’s probably why I’m doing music right now. Who knows. They probably gave me the energy.”