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Kickin’ it

A rapper’s style starts with his shoes.


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  • Isa Giallorenzo

"I call my style 'SlightFlex,' which means doing the most and nothing at all simultaneously," says Corey Henderson, 29, a rapper whose stage name is Almighty Xanno. The Austin resident was photographed at the Jefferson Park CTA station on the way to visiting his brother in Des Plaines. Henderson breaks down the concept he created, explaining that "Slight" is for the subtleness of his outfit, and "Flex" is the color coordination that makes a look really pop. He says his style is built from the shoes upward: here his prized 90s Nike Air Maxes are paired with pieces that echo the sneakers' red, black, and white hues. "Everything I wear is focused around the color of the shoes," he says. "I like dressing for success."  v

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