G.O.O.D. Music head Kanye West and Kid Cudi have reportedly unleashed a couple of new sneakers as part of a collaborative effort.
According to reports, Mr. West has teamed with fashion line Maison Martin Margiela for his new shoes.
Now civilians can buy a pair of the same furry space shoes, which MMM is offering for just under a grand. They feature a pony-hair upper and Velcro enclosures and overall look like the result of a collision between ’70s sci-fi movie styling and a taxidermist. (Entertainment Weekly)
The former G.O.O.D. Music artist also has his own sneaker line through a notable company.
Designed by Giuseppe Zanotti, whose crazed twists on high-top basketball shoes have had a big impact on hip-hop style in recent years, the red leather sneaks boast an overstuffed tongue and Velcro straps that also have a sci-fi flavor, like they were somehow grown rather than simply manufactured. (Entertainment Weekly)
This week, G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Lupe Fiasco busted a shot at Cudder’s new collaboration.
“The “Cudder” Special…To my fans if any one of you buys a pair of @KidCudi Zanottis the personalized verse is FREE OF CHARGE!,” Lupe tweeted August 21. (Lupe Fiasco’s Twitter)
Despite massive success with his Yeezy Nike sneakers, Ye promised his Adidas debut would still meet high expectations earlier this year.
“Yeah, 100 percent, it’s going to be dope, everything is going to be dope,” Kanye said when asked if his Adidas debut sneakers will have as much appeal as his limited edition Nike Yeezy collection. “It’s just like having a record deal, simple as that. What if I would have been stopped at The College Dropout and I never got the chance to make ‘Gold Digger’ and I never got the chance to make ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothin’ and I never got the chance to get to ‘N*ggas In Paris’ – with Nike, they were trying to confine the idea. They always send celebrity marketing to me and I’m like, ‘I’m a designer, I’m a creator, why don’t you just let me create? I got some ideas right here and you saw with these two Yeezys right here how much they worked.’ At a certain point, they brought a contact – I looked at the Adidas contact and I looked at the Nike contract and I looked at my daughter’s eyes and I made the decision I needed to make to be able to make product.” (“The Morning Riot”)