We check out the latest KDot collab!

Kendrick Lamar has been collaborating consistently with the Swoosh for four pairs—all involving the Cortez. For his fifth collaboration pair, KDot decided to do things differently, using the React Element 55 instead.

It’s nice to see KDot use a modern silhouette for his latest collab pair, and it is equally nice that Nike used the more affordable React Element model for a collab model—since last year, it is the React Element 87 that got more attention, hence having a bunch of collab pairs from UNDERCOVER.

For this special edition React Element 55 pair, you have a two-toned upper with a marble print that, for me, reminds me of the color motif of KDot’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” album that came out in 2015 and is the rapper’s best album to date.

Check out our video review on the Kendrick Lamar React Element 55:

Don’t forget to check out some of our articles on the React Element sneakers:

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Duey Guison

Duey Guison

While he is a tech writer, sneakers is his main passion.