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Cardi B Named Footwear News’ Style Influencer of the Year

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Cardi B attends the Tom Ford fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on Sept. 5, 2018 in New York City.

Footwear News unveiled the 34th annual FN Achievement Awards honorees on Wednesday (Oct. 28), and Cardi B got a special acknowledgement.

The rapper was named Style Influencer of the Year, which is no surprise as she's always including high-end kicks in her lyrics (red bottoms and those Balenciagas, the ones that look like socks).

On Nov. 13, Cardi will be dropping a full collaboration with Reebok, which she announced on her birthday earlier this month. The Cardi B Club C sneakers feature a black and white design with a see-through sole, and are available in toddler and adult sizes, costing $50 and $100, respectively.

“I’ve always been into fashion. Back then, I couldn’t afford what I wanted, now I can. It’s easier and I have more connections with brands,” Cardi told FN. “I could wear the most uncomfortable shoe and I’m just going to take it and love it because it’s fashion, it’s beauty, it’s amazing, it’s different. I get bored, so that’s when me and my stylist [Kollin Carter], we get creative and come up with something new and amazing.”

Cardi will accept the honor during the first virtual FNAAs on December 8.