A Complete Guide to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Sneakers

September 14th, 2011 by | 49 comments


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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia remains one of cable’s edgiest shows entering its seventh season this Thursday, but one show will always maintain its place in Brotherly Love lore thanks to the opening bars of one of the most unforgettable themes in TV history.  The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air opened with a story all about how one young man’s life got flipped, turned upside down, and we’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, we’ll tell you how many dope kicks showed up on the air.  Will Smith was depicted in a rotating throne rocking the ‘Black Metallic’ Air Jordan V that just saw a retro release this summer, and also happens to be the first in a list of forty-three sneakers in Complex’ latest compendium.  The selections range from those to the Fire Red Vs and of course the ‘Grapes’ that many still to this day call the ‘Fresh Princes’, but there’s also a ton of other early ’90s standouts on display and you can see a smattering of the selections after the jump before you head over to Complex for the entire feature.

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CarlosRamos
CarlosRamos

metallic 5's with the jumpman removed off the tongue

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bill
bill

what are the first shoes ?

spaceage85
spaceage85

Yeah I agree with both will and dewayne. I also agree with fly kicks in do the right thing. som other movies with fly kicks is in them can be "clockers" and He got game. If u seen these to movies u will agree. jesus had mad foams in he go game.

A-Boog
A-Boog

Fav scene is when Will tricked Carlton into thinking he killed Lisa and left her in the cabin and he went beserk and ran through every set lmfao!

Sun
Sun

Fresh Prince and Martin shows displayed the dopest kicks...I wish I had the OG Air Wacks that Martin had since he couldnt rock his OG AJX lol

shoehead4life
shoehead4life

HE ALWAYS WAS J WALKIN N CARLTON WAS ALWAYS POLO DOWNN...

CRNLL
CRNLL

Nice Article...but see if Jordan Brand wants to Retro sneakers and put out others such as non Retro'd sneakers that barelly sell...why not just either Re-Retro or Retro these older shoes atleast...like Laney 5's and such...you know some stuff people can really want to wear and not have to worry about if I wasted my money on them or whatever lol...but yeah there has been excellent releases in the past couple years and next year going to be as well which I can agree. Also I just dont want all these Jordans to go to the hypebeast and the people who dont appreciate them for their history, instead of trend from these wack mainstream radio rappers lol...look at snapbacks and throwback jerseys...they done already ruined that for everyone haha...as well other things. UGH!!! it is what it is you know...you just got to look ahead of them and know whats cool not just some trend though.

jdee
jdee

Fresh Prince(Will Smith), Martin Lawrence, and Marlon Waynes always rocked the best kicks on their shows.

@supaess
@supaess

i always wondered why complex didn't have a fresh prince guide, he was definitely setting trends

jayb
jayb

columbia's always hot to me..if i am not mistaken i thought he rocked the penny1 at one point? oh well colum's were dope!

iluvshoes
iluvshoes

Yo the first pic of the second page looks like he has on a pair of "year of the rabits".... you gotta admit

Cray
Cray

Its not complete, he used to rock the Brett Farve's too, and yeah Jerry Seinfeld's kick game was on point

John K.
John K.

Fresh Prince fans know on of the greatest moments in the show's history can boiled down to one line: "...why don't he want me man?..."

Bob
Bob

What was he wearing in the second to last pic?

Your Faja
Your Faja

2nd to last pic. looks like a blunt in his hand lol. But man, Will used to stay sneaked up. Best show ever IMO

young shoechi
young shoechi

Older sneaker heads cuz when the grapes frist dropped they wasn't as popular as they are now a days but after the fresh prince rocked ppl started going crazy from what I heard

javier_tx_teacher
javier_tx_teacher

one of my favorite shows for sure...and one of the best parts was checking to see what shoes he was wearing....but seinfeld is def my favorite show of all time...who cares whos white or black lol

dueceizloose
dueceizloose

Yeah his kick game was mean. He sported a rack of different shoe styles on the show.

mark
mark

that last pic with the grapes is hilarious. look at those pants!!!!

rudboi
rudboi

one of the greatest tv shows ever. 10 times better than friends, seinfeld and all those other overrated white shows. Martin, fresh prince, cosby show...etc best shows ever. hats off to will for coppin all those OGs

ability
ability

Yeah The Prince shoe game was always on point along with Dwayne Wanye from a "Different World".

GC Skateshop
GC Skateshop

Martin was on top of his game, fresh prince was more colorful so it may have seemed like he had more kicks.... Don't sleep on The Insane Martin Payne....

CRNLL
CRNLL

I can see what your saying...but for real I'd have to dis-agree on that hahaha...I knew exactlly what they looked like when I see them...but yeah he wore the best sneakers out of all celebs on TV I'd say...also "white men can't jump"...."do the right thing"..."little monsters"...I cant think of anymore at the moment but I know alot more shows/movies but yeah and plenty of other shows/ movies back then had some tight sneakers...you just got to keep your eyes peeled!!! lol

Aaron Hope
Aaron Hope

Just watched that and the rest of season 4 this week and absolutely choked up on that one.

CyborgNS6NL
CyborgNS6NL

That was the only episode I didn't really laugh, memories...

newsouth912
newsouth912

lol that was an emotional episode. i almost shed a tear lol

John K.
John K.

Nike Air Ultra Force High.

CRNLL
CRNLL

exactlly...people wait to see others wearing them then decide once it gets big then they say its cool or whatever...its wack!!! lol

ROLL UP
ROLL UP

Definitely agree. Got every season of seinfeld except 1 and 2 and I'm black.

ROLL UP
ROLL UP

FESTIVAS FOR THE REST OF US! KML!!!!!!!

Randy Moss
Randy Moss

I'm sure you knew the creator of Fresh Prince is white

jayden
jayden

Good Times was the show!!!

ROLL UP
ROLL UP

Loved Fresh Prince, Martin, Different World and all but Sienfeld is hilarious.

Wizzy
Wizzy

AGREED!!!! Finally someone else who agrees Dwayne Wanye and Prince had the kick game on lock

ToneyCosmos
ToneyCosmos

word. I think the last picture with the grapes was the best fit (out of this group of pics). Man i miss this show. One of the greatest.

ROLL UP
ROLL UP

Dwayne Wayne kept a pair of Js on his feet.

CRNLL
CRNLL

haha yeah...and damn good thing I came along this article... NOW I WANT TO GET THE BOX SETS OF ALL OF THE SEASONS!!! lol I wonder if he still has any of his sneakers from these days still? that would be tight to see him pull out them OG's now ha but too risky with the ageing and such :/

jayden
jayden

i did!! a REAL man know how to shed a tear LMAO

DaBabyWiz
DaBabyWiz

VERY VERY DOPE KICKS!!!! GOOD CALL JOHN

CRNLL
CRNLL

shows back then kill nowadays...like...In living color...the wayans...fresh prince of bel air...as well of movies...like..."white ment cant jump"..."do the right thing"...and so on...same with kid movies and shows like nicolodeon and such...plus MTV was actually cool back then instead of all this gay hype stuff like...Jersey Whore...and 16 and pregnant...and them other shows...lol its rediculous as FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

Kickin it
Kickin it

werd dont hate on sienfeld, Jerry's sneaker game was on point too

CRNLL
CRNLL

haha...agree...but idk if I could ever have pulled it off like he does though lol...he was the man back in the day.

rose
rose

I disagree... the cardinals first then the 95's second as far as the order of the cleanest shoe/ensemble combo is concerned.

@splashkicks
@splashkicks

along with Marlon Wayans from the the Wayans Bros.

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