"Rapper J. Cole is one of the biggest hustlers on the scene right now – an assessment based on the sheer volume of hard work he’s put in to make it to where he is today. And it’s not just his rhymes that he’s constantly worked on – it’s well known that Cole is a die-hard basketball fan who relishes any opportunity to get on the hardwood or blacktop. It just so happens he has a collaborative basketball sneaker with PUMA called the puma rs x dames
. And the coveted ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears’ edition that very overtly honours the hustle is out now, again.
With a nickname like ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears’, it’s only expected that there’s a lot of red on show. Which is exactly what happens here across the RS-Dreamer’s woven mesh upper. There are a couple of suede overlays for reinforcement, particularly around the forefoot and eyestays. Staying on the lacing system, this model features a distinct secondary string that wraps around the sides and heel counter to provide additional lockdown. After all, these shoes are intended for crossovers and jump shots. On the performance side, a combination of puma schoenen heren
’s proprietary RS foam and ProFoam compounds in the midsole provide competitive cushioning. Which is matched in the grip department with an icy outsole with plenty of siping.
Maison Margiela and Reebok are continuing their ongoing partnership, following up the collaborative reebok classic dames
with two more colourways – one in white, and another in black. Drawing on codes evolved by Maison Margiela creative director John Galliano, the sneaker expresses the characteristics of the French fashion house through one of the ‘b.k’s most recognisable designs of all time.
Debuting back in early 2020, the reebok schoenen kopen
represents the most distilled take on the codes of the collaborative duo to date. The hybrid sneaker draws inspiration from the Maison Margiela Tabi from 1988. With its recognisable split-toe construction – and the signature footprint it creates – the Tabi represents the deconstructive design philosophy synonymous with the house. Meanwhile, there’s also obvious Reebok DNA from 1983’s Classic Leather, with the OG silhouette entirely rebuilt to accommodate the Tabi’s split-toe design.[ img ]