Before his untimely passing in March, LA rap legend Nipsey Hussle‘s The Marathon Clothing and Puma were working on a special capsule, and now their collaborative efforts will be released posthumously in honor of Hussle’s legacy. The lanky rapper born Ermias Asghedom was a paradigm of laid-back California cool, so the collection encapsulates his easygoing style with a duo of co-branded takes on the Puma California sneaker and a full set of apparel that was created using measurements of his body. Arriving in both white/red and black/red, each shoe combines textiles with smooth leather and a slightly glossy midsole for an inherently classic look. Co-branded details adorn each shoe’s midfoot and hangtag. From an apparel standpoint, there’s a red sweatsuit that’s an ideal match for the white pair, while a black tracksuit provides a perfect pairing for the black pair. Black and tan workwear-style jumpsuits and five different t-shirts then complete the co-branded offerings. Hussle’s love for community-based activism was well know, so 100% of net proceeds from the collection’s sales will go to the Neighborhood “Nip” Foundation to enrich the lives of local LA youth. Check out the entire project below, and stay tuned for a store list as the release date draws closer.
Nipsey Hussle x Puma “The Marathon Continues” Collection
Release Date: September 5th, 2019
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