Mack Wilds is a busy man. At only 24, Wilds has been seen on screen with Ryan Gosling, Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. He’s also been on record with Rick Ross, Raekwon and Method Man. Balancing a successful acting career that boasts parts on The Wire and in Red Tails with a blossoming music career is enough to keep him on his feet. Lucky for Wilds, he keeps a solid rotation of sneakers. We caught up with the multi-talented artist to hear what he’s rocking these days for our latest installment of My 5.
The term ‘golden era’ gets thrown around a lot in both hip-hop and sneaker culture, but let’s just agree it’s a pretty stellar time for West Coast rap and shoe releases. Caught in the middle of both is Vince Staples. Much like his peers, Vince has an appreciation for the classics, but a sound and a style that’s far from dated. Currently on the road with ScHoolboy Q, we caught up with Vince to hear what’s in his current My 5.
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.