Taking a step away from his previous Cortez collaborations, the multi-Grammy winner reimagines the 55 with a split-patterned marble effect to create a yin-yang aesthetic representing the back-and-forth of daily life. This sumptuously smooth white and grey colourway is then adorned with tonal sidewall Swooshing and contrasting mini Swooshes to the heel counter and lateral side. Technology wise, the runner boasts the highly responsive REACT foam midsole. This tech – which was originally launched in basketball Nike’s basketball category in 2017 – delivers 13% more energy-return than some of the brand’s other cushioning innovations. Signing the shoe off, the marble décor continues onto the podded outsole underfoot.[ratings]
The Nike x Kendrick Lamar React Element 55 will be available on Wednesday 5th November via the size? website and in selected size? stores, priced at £120 and available in both men’s and women’s sizes.