Kendrick Lamar’s partnership with Nike kicked off with the “Damn” Cortez and the Cortez Kenny 2. Now it appears that there will be a third version scheduled to release.
Shared by Dave Free, president of Top Dawg Entertainment, revealed a “Black” colorway of the Cortez Kenny. This Nike Cortez features a Black-based upper with a White Nike Swoosh and a Red ribbon riding up the tongue.
A release date has yet to be confirmed, but the Kendrick Lamar x Nike Cortez Kenny 3 in “Black” with a matching hoodie could begin releasing on May 9th at TDE x Nike pop-up shops that are scheduled to open in conjunction with The Championship Tour dates.
There are sixteen different pop-up shops, with six of those in partnerships with Nike. Those six locations includes: NYC (Concepts), LA (Blends), Boston (Bodega), Toronto (Livestock), Chicago (Notre), and Houston (location TBD). Stay tuned to Sneaker Bar for official release details as they develop.
UPDATE: Nike joins forces with Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment to release a limited edition capsule made exclusively for The Championship Tour. At those six locations, there will be exclusive merchandise and a new Black colorway of the Nike Cortez Kenny 3. Nike Plus members will also be able unlock and buy the limited Cortez Kenny 3 throughout the tour via Nike SNKRS. Select merch will be available on TopDawgEnt.com.
LA (Blends): May 9-13
Houston (Social Status): May 19-20
NYC (Concepts): May 26-30
Boston (Bodega): June 4-5
Toronto (Livestock): June 11-12
Chicago (Notre): June 14-15
Nike x TDE Long-sleeve: $55
Nike x TDE Hoodie: $85
Nike x TDE Hat: $35
Nike Cortez Kenny 3: $100
Nike x Cortez Kenny Long-sleeve: $55
Nike x Cortez Kenny Hoodie: $85
Nike x Cortez Kenny Hat: $35
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