Kendrick Lamar’s collaboration with Nike came to life earlier this year with the “Damn” Cortez and the Cortez Kenny 1, two of the year’s most talked about sneaker releases. It appears that another colorway is in the works as Dave Free, president of Top Dawg Entertainment, just revealed a new black iteration of Kendrick’s quirky re-creation of the LA footwear staple. Featuring a black base, white swoosh logo, and a red ribbon that climbs up the tongue, this third version could possibly drop as soon as May 11th.
Top Dawg Entertainment will conduct sixteen different pop-up shops in conjunction with The Championship Tour, and six of those shops will be in partnership with Nike, which all but confirms that special edition collaborative product will be available for purchase (possibly through SNKRS Pass). These six locations are NYC (Concepts), LA (Blends), Boston (Bodega), Toronto (Livestock), Chicago (Notre), and Houston (location TBD). Stay tuned for confirmed release information and check out the matching hoodie that may drop alongside this Kendrick x Cortez Part 3.