I met a little boy that resembled my features
Nappy afro, gap in his smile
Hand me down sneakers bounced through the crowd
I don’t want to get emotional an y’all but Kendrick’s album…still on heavy rotation for me. “Momma” is a dope track but it gets personal and poignant with the hand me down sneakers line when K-Dot talks about seeing himself in kid that resembles him as a youth. I think about it every time I see a kid with beat up sneakers trying to look fresh because that was me as a kid.
Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector, and Sneaker News, helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, StockX, and Stadium Goods better connect with their consumers, has an addiction to burritos and Sour Patch Kids, and owns way too many shoes for his own good.