Rappers wanna be hoopers, hoopers wanna be rappers, and they all want to headline Celebrity Sneaker Stalker. This week, we see A$AP Rocky and Big Sean making the best of their adidas deals while Kobe Bryant proves the Nike Kobe 9 Elite has off-court appeal. Wale shows range as well, breaking out basketball kicks from three different decades. It’s not all hip-hop and hoops though, as we see actor Jerry Ferrara return to Turtle and model Joan Smalls rock Riccardo Tisci’s tandem Nikes. Who did it the best this week? Let us know by voting in the comment section, on Twitter and in the poll.
2013 is almost a wrap. The impact on artists and entertainers on the sneaker culture has been more apparent than ever, with a handful hip-hop heroes and up-and-comers signing endorsement deals with major label shoe brands. Deal or no deal, who was shining the most in Celebrity Sneaker Stalker over the course of the 1-3? The Nice Kicks staff scoured the last year of shoe spottings and narrowed it down to the top 12. Check out the the 2013 All-CSS Second Team below and stay tuned for the First Team. Let us know who you think should be the 2013 CSS MVP by voting #CSSMVP with your favorite regular on Twitter and tagging @nicekicks.
You thought fashion week was every week? Kanye’s proclamation proves right in another edition of Celebrity Sneaker Stalker. Athletes, designers, models and artists all get the new shoe bug, rocking kicks of the retro and progressive variety on the sideline and on the runway. We find LeBron James coolin’ with Cowboys in an old signature, A$AP Rocky teaming up with Jeremy Scott, a “Doernbecher” debut and Alexander Wang, too. Who rocked the best kicks this week? Let us know in the comment section and on Twitter.
Fans in NYC received the first look at the A$AP Rocky x Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Wings 2.0 “Black Flag”. The Mob member and daring designer were on hand to greet fans and recollect on their upcoming collaborative kicks. Check out a recap of the festivities of the event below. Look for the A$AP Rocky x Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Wings 2.0 “Black Flag” to launch later this month at select adidas Originals accounts and stay tuned to Nice Kicks for an official release date.
Asymmetrical and set to all-black, the A$AP Rocky x Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Wings 2.0 “Black Flag” plays to hip-hop and high fashion. Stars stamp the right shoe in all-over, embroidered fashion, while stripes stick to the left shoe in a matte manner. While a release date for the A$AP Rocky x Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Wings 2.0 “Black Flag” is unknown at the moment, it is said that this collaboration will launch in 2013. Check out on-foot shots from Hypebeast below and let us know if you plan on copping these in the comment section.
The rapper named Rocky continues to strive and prosper, as seen now on his first formal footwear release. Draped in street goth garb, the A$AP Rocky x adidas Originals Jeremy Scott Wings 2.0 “Black Flag” is canvas clad, offering a noir update to the “Stars & Bars” release. Taking inspiration from Rocky’s style and DONDA designed album cover, this upcoming collaboration is yet to receive a release date. Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more information on the A$AP Rocky x adidas Originals Jeremy Scott Wings 2.0 “Black Flag” and let us know if you plan on getting fly in these in the comment section.