November 10, 2011 BY John Kim / 30
Wale’s sneakerhead-ism isn’t only evident in his sick collection of kicks, but also in his infusion of his footwear passion into his music. Wale has made many a reference to his favorite kicks in some of his songs, emphasizing the exclusivity of some of his collection (for example, “I got Phil Knight talkin’ about ‘How you got them?'” and “My girls and my SBs, I got a thing for…”), or simply noting some classics, like the Air Trainer SC or the Air Jordan VI. Complex recently put together a ‘guide’ of sorts, pointing out many of Wale’s lyrical references to sneakers, so check out some of his sneaker mentions below and head to Complex for the entire feature, and let us know if you have better interpretations of Wale’s sneaker lyrics!
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I'm not a hater at all I fucked with wale once upon a time..but he wears some corny shit sometimes you're just afraid to say it lol u ain't ever gonna meet em either so how could u ride pipe when u don't know/never will know the person? it's another man lol chill money makes things seem different than they appear..& exactly a SNEAKERHEAD doesn't rock GRs & claim to be one..too many people wear basic ass jordans that everyone has and claim to be sneakerheads, but you shouldn't just rock limited releases either cuz that makes u hypebeasty..TO EACH HIS OWN thats all I gotta say I guess..but 'sneakerheads' damn sure don't rock comme des garcons with CMFTs on either lol..wale is not who he started as..he was signed to roc nation and STILL couldn't get a beat from kanye..and now hes signed with a fraud..so what's that tell you..not hatin just presenting facts cuz at the end of the day, I'm good no matter what dude does lol..meek over wale anyway..anybody who got somethin to say is most likely one of the people I talked about lol you're trapped in the establishment & the hype and probably don't know much about kicks..or lyrical content..
freshest kicks in the game, hes not just hard on his shoes but his louie belt in the last pic is nice too
Wale isn't who he used to be..his music used to be the shit but ambition was about 90% ass..he only raps about himself & cockiness is annoying and most of his fans are chicks..plus, he dresses just like a normal dude he just has money, and I'd respect that & say hes just bein humble but hes far from humble..nobody notices that he's somewhat of a hypebeast either..if you think about it dude will rock ANY shoe..you can't claim to be a sneakerhead and rock just any jordan like CMFTs & stealth 3s them jawns are ass..don't get me wrong he has plenty of heat, but if he rocked reebok classics and lugz everybody would still ride his dick I don't understand it lol..anyway I digress I can see I'm the only one that doesn't have his pipe in my throat.
NICE article but i wud of thought at least on quote would be from"kicks" lmao the whole songs is just about shoes
you're an asshole! how is it that he's rocking genral releases when he normally has them on months before regular population has a chance to purchase them? don't get me wrong, i don't ride pipe, but dude's kick game is mean! Wale's music is still tough after all these years of him coming up. I can buy a GR and some ol' school retro shit as well whatever I like, and that disqualifies me as a sneakerhead? I been doin' this shit for the past 18 years, playboy. and I will buy whatever I want. Fuck what you or anyone else has to say. I'd be more than happy to slap the shit out of your hating ass with one of my GR's, QS's, Retro's or a CMFT. Take your pick, asshole! LOL
u sound like a H A T E R. he aint gotta impress a nigga like you, a sneakerhead isnt someone who rocks what the general masses like all the time. a sneakerhead is passionate about his/her own favorite sneaker. not what's hot to you.
Would u do us all a favor and kill yourself? You're a nobody hating on a guy you've never meet nor will ever meet!
Got lebron entourages like maverick and richie paul..that and the concord line you dropped were 2 of my fav's he went in on that joint. Homie kick game is serious too!
Grown ass man with enough time in his life to post shit on sneaker news cuz his feelings are hurt..fuckin shame lol..
You went pretty far out of your way....to eat some dick lol..I don't give a fuck how long u been doin it oldhead to each his own I can dig what the fuck I want n have whatever opinion I want just like u can like whatever u consider 'heat' which I guess is corny shit..the sneaker game is dyin because of faggots that wanna re sell n ur probably one of them..WALE IS NOT HOT ANYMORE!! He turned pop just like wiz' nut ass..who cares if he gets kicks ahead of time if I was gettin bread like him I damn well better be gettin shit early too..he's a fuckin celebrity he can get his own fuckin shoe if he wants...money can get u anywhere n it obviously fools clowns like u into thinkin wack artists are hot..I bet u bang that soulja boy all day too..shoe hefner tho? Fuckin lame lol..suck a fat one with aids on it bro.
I respect your opinions on his music and everything but your opinion that a 'sneakerhead' can't wear GR's is dead wrong. HYPEBEASTS can't wear GR's. True sneakerheads wear whatever the hell they like. 'Oh, his t-shirt ain't the same color as his kicks, Wale fell off, he ain't STYLIN' like I am BOO HOO HOO' You say resellers are ruining the game and then bag on Wale for buyin and wearing whatever the hell he likes. Wale's sneaker closet would blow your f***in tiny mind, it doesn't mean dude has to wear a pair of $1000 shoes EVERY DAY. You fool.