Before his passing earlier this year, beloved LA rapper/community activist Nipsey Hussle had completed a collaboration with Puma through his The Marathon label, and now that co-created project has received a release date: September 5th, 2019. The artist born Ermias Asghedom was known for his generosity and willingness to give back to his neighborhood, so 100% of the net proceeds from the collection will go to his Neighborhood Nip Foundation to empower local youth and communities. Hussle was certainly no stranger to collaborative footwear, as he received an Air Jordan 3 “Victory Lap” PE last year in honor of his most recent album and also served as the inspiration for a Reebok Classic “Rich Rollin” — a shoe that he derided as “unauthorized.” However, this release is his most noticeable project yet, as it appears to be a full capsule collection, consisting of everything from a khaki suit to a sporty tracksuit. There’ll likely be special footwear as well, although it has not yet been revealed. Check out the Instagram post made by Hussle’s team directly below, and stay tuned to our Sneaker Release Dates page for more updates on the contents of this meaningful capsule as they’re made available.
Puma x Nipsey Hussle Collection
Release Date: September 5th, 2019
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Our team is proud to announce that our first collaborative capsule with Puma drops on September 5th 2019. Nipsey spearheaded this project from concept to final product over the course of last year, flying to meetings, reviewing samples, bringing in material references he liked, and most importantly ensuring that it reflected his style authentically with no compromise. Each detail from logo placement, fit, colorways, and materials was thoughtfully done. His signature style and DNA can be found in each garment that’s part of this collection from the khaki suit to the tracksuit. This project is very special to our team and we’re handling it with the utmost care to ensure it’s delivered exactly as Nipsey envisioned it. It’s a privilege for us to honor his commitment and carry out this project for people to receive a personally curated collection by Nip Hussle Tha Great.