There are no days off for A$AP Rocky. From big suits to even bigger Bottega bags, he has a name to uphold on the on-duty. And on the off-duty, it’s just as vibey. Listen, this is a guy who starts his day with nine spritzes of cologne and a light jog across Beverly Hills—with a pair of sneakers that look like they’re straight from the depths of Area 51.
Channeling his inner (A$AP) Rocky Balboa (sorry), the American rapper was recently spotted going for a run in a gray T-shirt, zip hoodie, and matching sweatpants. It’s a classic Cali cardio combo that, over the years, has been religiously worn by everyone from Bradley Cooper to Harry Styles. Why? Well, because it’s nice and bright so it’ll reflect the sun so you won’t overheat, but still quite cosy for those chillier mornings. Plus, anything that feels inherently ’80s aerobic video-coded is a win.
But rather than just wearing a pair of running shoes like everyone else, Lord Flacko opted for a never-before-seen sneaker-boot hybrid instead. These probably wouldn’t be your first choice when you’re out for your daily 5K, but… maybe they should be.
Like a cross between Converse, Moncler, and Palladium, these unidentified kicks are strange beasts. With a slick black nylon build, chunky multi-colored laces, and a mid-top design, they’re pretty wild. What really sets them apart, though, is the midsole unit that’s almost extraterrestrial. Dipped in a matte grey finish, they feature a weird molded design with sharp ridges that surround the entire unit. Are they an unreleased sneaker from the Harlem rapper’s upcoming Puma x F1 line? Or are they from… somewhere else? (A request for comment to Puma was politely declined.)