Ranging from the retro rocking Drake to the decorated designer that is Kanye West, the heavy hitters in hip-hop brought it all year in Celebrity Sneaker Stalker. Will Wale add his third #CSSMVP to his resume or will a new face like Travi$ Scott steal the thunder? See what they rocked to get here in the pages below and let us know in the voting poll and comments section who should be nominated for 2015 #CSSMVP.
A modern day Michalengelo or a modern day Michael Jordan? It depends on who you ask, or maybe more so it depends on the day. While debuting “Fade” during his Yeezy Season 2 unveiling at New York Fashion Week a case could be made for the former. While rocking the United Center in an unassuming adidas Energy Boost ESM that would go on to sell out in minutes the next day one could argue the latter.
Yet, while many people will argue over who or what Kanye West is or isn’t, the kick and clothing collection the world had waited on for well over a year finally arrived in 2015. Guess what? It did really good. Like really, really good. The adidas Yeezy Boost 750 proved to be the most wanted and most talked about shoe of both All-Star Weekend and the holiday season, proving more popular than that of any signature shoe tied to an athlete currently killing it or rather renowned and retired. At super high price points, his clothing collection might not exactly be blazing Barneys, but his fashion shows have charted as a trending topic and his collections are being showed and sold next to designers he’s long adored and long wanted to compete against.
All this talk about Yeezy Season and there’s a lot we’ve missed. So here are a few quick notes. 1 – The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 is a smash hit among men and women alike and all but certainly the most popular model in CSS. 2 – Kanye’s wear of the Ultra Boost propelled the brand’s biggest breakthrough in sport to a fashion must-have (think, when’s the last time you saw someone wearing an adidas running shoe to be cool pre-Kanye?). And 3. This is only year one. Nice work, Kanye.