A Look Back at Songs About Sneakers

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Sneakers and hip hop are forever tied together. Cut from more than just cardboard boxes, shoes have inspired songs and songs have inspired sneakers over the course of the last three decades. As Mike WiLL Made It’s “23” begins to make its rounds on radio stations, we take a look back at some of the most well-known tracks covered in footprints. Take a look back at the long lineage of songs about sneaker and give us your favorites in the comment section.

My Adidas

Song: “My adidas”
Artist: Run DMC

Released on the classic Raising Hell album and produced by Rick Rubin, “My adidas” saw figurative and literal commercial success, landing Run DMC an adidas ad spot after landing at top ten spot on the charts. Being laced, or rather, unlaced, was enough for the Hollis trio to get official endorsement from the Three Stripes back in the ’80s and all the way up to today.

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