Last summer, Kevin Hart released his very own Nike training sneaker, which was dubbed the Nike Hustle Hart. He showed the sneaker off for the first time during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in January before releasing them a few months later. And now, fresh off the success of his first sneaker, Hart has released a second Nike sneaker that is specifically designed for those who like to train as much as Hart does.
Hart turned 38 on Thursday, and to mark the occasion, he teamed up with Nike again to release two versions of his second Nike sneaker—the Nike Free Train Virtue Hustle Hart Day, which features a Cool Grey/Sport Red/White colorway, and the Nike Free Train Virtue Hustle Hart Night, which comes in a Black/Sport Red/White/Metallic Gold colorway. Both sneakers are available for $130 through Nike right now.
Complex’s own Matt Welty caught up with Hart behind-the-scenes at the shoot for the sneaker’s campaign at Equinox in New York City, and he explained the role he played in the sneaker’s creation this time around.
“How involved was I? I mean, very much,” he said. “Being a part of it, meeting with the design team, telling them what I would love to see. With anything, you want to progress and not digress. So with the development of the Hustle Hart 2s, you wanted them to be better, and that’s what this is. It’s a shoe that fits me and puts me in a position to perform at the highest level, and that’s what I like about it.”
We also asked Hart if he feels a sense of competition with Drake since he has his own sneaker through Jordan Brand. Hart joked about how he doesn’t plan to send Drake a pair of his sneakers and also revealed that he doesn’t feel like he’s involved in a sneaker rivalry with the rapper.
“No, I’m not sending him a pair, and no, there isn’t a competition because his sneakers stink,” Hart said. “You can only compete with things that are good and his sneakers aren’t good. They’re stupid because Drake is a part of it. Now if Drake wasn’t a part of it and somebody else was a part of it, then it would be cool. But because it’s Drake, it’s stupid.” Source Complex