Kanye West may be the most recognized person in the sneaker world 15 years later. Fans know every pair of shoes he wears, and the Kanye effect — he sells out after wearing one — is real. We’ve seen it happen for years.
Ronnie Fieg even recreated the rare New Balance sneakers that Kanye wore, and he made his fans fall in love with exotic Japanese high-tops by simply lacing them up. But there are also Kanye sneakers that we don’t remember. Although they were few and far between, there were sneakers he only wore once, or sneakers that people didn’t know or remember.Let’s take a look at Kanye’s Authentic Shoe moments you may have forgotten
Before signing with the brand, Kanye was obsessed with rare and lesser-known Adidas sneakers for a while. We all know he wears the Marathon TR, but what about the Adidas Samoa? I’ve never been a huge fan of this big forefoot, but Kanye made it work. Regardless, his jeans covered most of his shoes.
nike zoom miller
My only memory of the Zoom Miller is that we sold it at Dick’s Sporting Goods and runners loved them. Kanye also has a pair, and he wore them in the “Workout Plan” music video. Good shoe for sweating a few pounds. See also wallpapers of the late Anna Nicole Smith. God bless her soul.
nike air 180
Kanye received an exclusive pair of Nike Air 180s that never retailed. But he also likes the primary colors of the shoes, as seen here when he rehearses them. A year later, I bought the same pair for $49.99.
Reebok Court Victory Pumps
Kanye was never really a Reebok guy. Here, he’s wearing a pair of Court Victory pumps in black denim. The shoes are so old that they are available at highsnobiety.blogspot.com and sold at Karmaloop. Kanye’s outfit, though embellished with Louis Vuitton, is the kind of clothing Karmaloop introduced in the 2000s, with a unique Zoom Miller colorway in the background. Thought I would have those.
Vans Slip-On Checkerboard
There was a time when people thought Kanye left Adidas for Vans. lol. This never happened, but for a few years Kanye wore a Vans Sk8-Hi. Here, he’s wearing a Vans Slip-On from the famous checkered palette. He always waved the Irish flag at the same time. Thanks to my traveling companion Brendan Dunne, who is also an Irish citizen.
Kanye has been a big proponent of high-end sneakers for years. Most of them are not worth mentioning. These Gucci loafers are another story. Everyone and their moms have been wearing Gucci lately – before the brand took a break – but this takes us back to a more innocent time when wearing Gucci monograms didn’t feel ironic. roof.
Adidas Rod Laver Vintage
Many would consider Kanye’s classic Adidas choice to be Stan Smith, but he really likes the Rod Laver Vintage, a version of the classic tennis shoe with a thinner sole. Talking about sneakers with a suit is tiring and corny, but these shoes suit him.
Common Achilles Low Project
If you asked me if I had a series of photos of Kanye West wearing Common Projects sneakers, I’d say, “Yes.” But no. I found out when he was wearing a pair of navy blue suede wide-leg pants. He also has his ex, Alexis Phifer, on his arm.
We all know Kanye’s all-red Nike sneakers. How could we not know them? He just raps about them, every site waits a year for them to launch until they drop their price at an amazing price one Sunday morning. Now this is a true Sunday service. It was a moment, however, as Kanye wore his first pair of all-red Nikes—just plain red Dunks. Small at the time, but bigger in the grand scheme of things.
Ice Cream Board Flip II
Kanye Eating ice cream is a level of happiness we should all strive for at once. Kanye is almost a beginner, eating ice cream and wearing Ice Cream sneakers designed by his close friend Pharrell Williams. We’ve seen Kanye in A Bathing Ape sneakers for years, but this is the only time we’ve seen him in Ice Creams, some of which are considered part of BAPE. Such great sneakers, you can get them at places like Finish.
surprise! Don’t you think Kanye is wearing a Spizikies shirt? Will this change your mind about the Jordan mashup by Spike Lee? A lot of people thought the shoes were bad. Some people think it’s great. The latter are a minority, at least when it comes to the perception of sneakers on the internet. But Kanye wore a pair, “Grape” to be exact. Want them now?
Nike Air Flight 89
The Nike Flight 89 is essentially an Air Jordan IV rather than an Air Jordan IV. It’s a pair of sneakers we’ve seen Kanye wear in the past, but the Flight 89 is rarely in his closet. I’ve seen Joe La Puma wear these black/gray sneakers, but the white/navy colorway is a great throwback to the days of hardwood sneakers.
I wonder if we still “forgot” any moment of this avid Yeezy line owner? Let Storepc meet the guys.