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Celebrity Collaboration Sneakers

Kendrick Lamar is Launching a 'Kung Fu Kenny' Nike Cortez

— February 14, 2018 — Fashion
Rapper Kendrick Lamar worked with Nike in crafting the 'Kung Fu Kenny' sneakers, a re-imagined version of the iconic Nike Cortez silhouette. The rapper's second Cortez collaboration with the brand links to his first 'DAMN' sneakers released last month. This time, the collaborative show focuses on a red color palette and is accented with more details.

On the Kung Fu Kenny Cortez sneakers, the upper part of the shoe is crafted out of a white leather and red mesh mixture. It rests on top of a foam midsole that is black and white. The length of the laces has a black pull tab that reads "Don't Trip" on it all throughout the mid part of the tongue. On the forefoot of the shoe, there is an embellished Chinese translation of the word "DAMN" in white.


Image Credit: Nike
Trend Themes
1. Celebrity Sneaker Collaborations - Collaborating with celebrities to create unique shoe designs can generate buzz and excitement.
2. Red Sneakers - Red sneakers, especially in unique designs, can become a fashion statement for consumers.
3. Incorporating Cultural Influences - Incorporating cultural themes and symbols into designs can make products more appealing to certain demographics.
Industry Implications
1. Athletic Footwear - Athletic footwear companies can benefit from partnering with celebrities to create unique and exciting products.
2. Fashion Retail - Fashion retailers can capitalize on the trend of unique sneaker collaborations by offering limited edition releases.
3. Marketing and Advertising - Marketing and advertising firms can use celebrity collaborations and cultural references to create captivating campaigns for brands.
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