This Friday, Reebok is dropping a black iteration of its DMX Fusion Experiment Pyer Moss sneaker— a follow up to the all-white version that dropped in March. The collab is part of an ongoing sportswear and accessories partnership with Haitian designer Kerby Jean-Raymond that kicked off with his acclaimed FW 2018 NYFW debut.
The unisex shoe pays homage to the DMX Run 10, an iconic running sneaker from the sportswear brand’s archives. Like it’s all-white counterpart, the black iteration has a sock-like ankle runner inspired by airdrop containers and multiple straps used to tie them down.
“There’s only a handful of [people of color] navigating this non-inclusive footwear space.”
On Twitter, Jean-Raymond pushed back on recent accusations that his Reebok shoe is a copy of Kanye West’s Yeezy 500 model. “There’s only a handful of [people of color] navigating this non-inclusive footwear space,” he said. “I wouldn’t let minor similarities in product force ill speech out of me about those people. There’s space for all of us. But my shoe was designed first. :)”
Available on Reebok.com beginning June 15, the shoes will retail for $180. Will you cop, or nah? Take a closer look below.