Lil Duval is a busy man. His day job finds him shooting new episodes of MTV 2′s Ain’t That America and MTV’s Guy Code, with the comic also popping up on Nice Kicks often in Reebok’s “Retro Shop” ad campaign. On the set and in his spare time, a few good pairs of shoes aren’t just a big help, they’re a necessity. See what Lil Duval is rocking these days in this installment of My 5.
When it comes to kicks, Statik Selektah leaves his tracks much like he makes them. A respect for the classics is apparent, while a flair for the new is still certain. The man behind the boards for Action Bronson, Ransom, Termanology and countless others has an affinity for the Mikes with iconic models from the signature series all getting play. While on the tour with Pro-Era and The Smokers Club, we caught up with Stat to hear what he keeps in the mix. See what’s in his road rotation in this installment of My 5.
Sneakerheads reside all over the map, but New York is often regarded as the epicenter of the culture by locals and out of towners alike. Issa Gold of The Underachievers is no tourist to the city or the scene. The Flatbush native held his fair share of SBs and AJs in his adolescence, but since hitting the tour circuit he’s adopted a standout silo for the stage. Open your third eye to see the first all-Jeremy Scott rotation in this Beast Coast edition of My 5.
Killer Mike has been in the rap game for years, and he’s been into sneakers even longer. Gravitating towards classic kicks as a kid thanks to a love of hip-hop and breakdancing, his enthusiasm for footwear is showcased on foot on the daily. After listing the likes of the “De La Soul” and “Tiffany” Nike SB Dunks in his first My 5 two years back, we caught up with the ATL MC to see what’s on his feet these days while at Fun Fun Fun Fest.
With the opening game for most NFL teams kicking off Sunday, we wanted to focus our attention on some of the sneakerheads of the National Football League. During the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills selected former University of Texas wide receiver Marquise Goodwin. Delivering an official combine 40-yard dash time of 4.27, the second fastest time recorded in NFL history it’s safe to say Marquise is quick. Maybe that’s why he earned the nickname “Flash” from his former teammates at the University of Texas. His electrifying speed and leaping ability gave him the opportunity to represent the USA in the 2012 London Olympics. Along with his athletic accolades, Marquise takes great pride is his sneaker collection. Check out what Marquise has been rocking in the days leading up to his first NFL game in this edition of My 5.
It’s really hard to be a real sneakerhead when you wear size 17.” – Houston Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown
We recently caught up with NFL Pro Bowler Duane Brown on our recent trip to Houston. In between prepping for the upcoming season (the first game for the Texans is in 10 days on national television against Marcus Gilchrist and the Chargers) and getting ready for his birthday, Brown found time to take us inside his five-sneaker rotation in the confines of his home. Check out a My 5 LIVE rundown of his rotation, the shoe his wife Devi Dev no longer wants him to wear and his disclaimer about collecting in the video below.
Before his days of yelling “Action!” and gaining traction in the music video realm (congratulations on the BET Hip Hop Award Nomination), Georgia’s own Decatur Dan was rooted in the sneaker game. While still humble beyond his hustle, having relocated to Hollywood, he also remains true to his sneakerhead roots. Taking a step away from the director’s chair, Decatur Dan took the time to sit down with us and discuss the kicks he laces up on and off of the set, as he fills us in on his current My 5.