B.o.B raps and plays guitar, and just as his new mixtape No Genre Pt. 2 suggests, he does things his own way. While his flashy stage get-ups play well to his charisma, his approach to style and sneakers is more laid back than his double-time flow. "I don't rush to anything. I'm like a laggard. I like to sit back and see how it plays out first." Honest and patient, B.o.B hones a kick collection that's more than modest, with "ParaNorman" Foamposites and "Bin 23" 5s serving as standouts. Still, there's always that one pair that really kicked it off, so we caught up with B.o.B for this installment of Kickstarter to hear about the shoes that got him hooked.
It's media day, and Cal Shapiro and Rob Resnick just woke up in Chicago. Better known collectively as Timeflies, the duo begins the morning by discussing what Jordans they'll wear that night to perform at halftime of the Chicago Bulls game. "Playoff" 11s only seem right, while "Toro Bravo" 5s would've been rocked had they made it into the luggage. It appears it will literally be a game time decision.
While Cal and Rob's current rotation ranges from "Black Cat" 4s to "Fighter Jet" Foamposites, both are honest and lighthearted about their humble and fairly recent taking to sneakers. We caught up with Timeflies to hear about the shoes that got them hooked in this installment of Kickstarter.
Regular readers of Celebrity Sneaker Stalker are becoming more and more familiar with Dillon Cooper. The 21-year-old Brooklyn MC has a solid sneaker game, bolstered by a musical background, charismatic personality and impressive flow that has hip-hop scouts paying attention. Currently on the road with The Underachievers, we caught up with Dillon to hear about the pairs of kicks that started it all for him.
Austin, TX is well known on the music map, home to epic festivals and icons of the rock, country and indie scenes. 512 native Kydd Jones looks to add his face to Austin's music Mount Rushmore, showing out on a yearly basis at SXSW and opening up on tour stops for the likes of Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar. For this installment of Kickstarter, we caught up with Kydd to hear the story behind the pair of sneakers that started it all for him.
Issa Gold makes up one half of The Underachievers, but he represents many of the young sneakerheads that got hooked on kicks during the mid-2000s. While Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Wings detail his current road rotation, back in the day it was all about SBs for Issa. See which pair put him in the game in this installment of Kickstarter.
Mike WiLL Made It is dominating the airwaves, but what were the first pair of Airs that made waves with him? While the super-producer sported his fair share of Jordans as a kid playing basketball in Atlanta, the pair that really got it started for him stems from his success in music. Find out the pair of sneakers that set it off for Mike WiLL in this installment of Kickstarter.
As announced last week, MMG artist Stalley will be serving as Guest Editor for the month of July on Nice Kicks. While Stalley will contribute to the site in a number of ways on an array of columns, his work and story begins with the pair that started it all.