About a week ago, Kid Cudi tweeted a few images (check the gallery) of a pair of trainers crafted by Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti. Since then, we’ve learned that the trainers came into fruition after Zanotti attended one of Cudi’s shows. They exchanged contacts to discuss creating a piece which embodied Cudi’s style, and the result is a super-futuristic take on high-top trainers, constructed of red nappa leather and padded velcro straps.

These puffy joints are set to release with Zanotti’s Spring/Summer 2015 line.

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