February 22, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 65
Sneaker News’ Celebrity Feet feature brings you regular updates on the heat your favorite entertainers and athletes are rocking, and by now, a few of the names have repeated themselves enough times that there’s a clear sense of who’s at the top of the list. But if you had to sit down and write out your view of who the 25 biggest celebrity sneakerheads might be, how would you calculate the results? Complex seems to have done theirs with a combination of senority, sneaker closet depth and contributions to the culture. You already know guys like Chi McBride, Wale and DJ Clark Kent are going to be on the list; the only question is, who’s number one? Click through for a sampling of the entrants and head to Complex for their rankings..
Wale / Jerry ‘Turtle’ Ferrara
Lil’ Wayne / Jay-Z
This list is wack. Stalley rocks heat and should be added to the list of snubs. Jim Jones didn't even know what the dump vi was. You Tube Jim Jones Flight Club. Dude is bummy as hell
I'd say about half this list is real sneakerheads. Bun, Spike, Wale, Joe Crack, Pharrell and all the DJs DJ AM (RIP) are the true heads. Know Chi McBride's son that he has nothing to do with. No respect for dude on any level. Would not care what he got from Tinker. Nelly, KRS-ONE, Curren$y, Jadakiss, TI and Nas are a few I would have like to seen on here....btw just cause some NBA dudes like Melo have deals don't mean they not sneakerheads also. Saw an interview where Melo said he buys shoes everyday and this was 3 yrs after he signed to JB. Who makes these lists?
maaan come on people, fab dont know anything, i say wale, clark kent, bun b, cudi, fat joe, few others are good but they have to know the history and numbers behind all these sneakers, just because they wear em dont mean anything, i bet john mayer dont even know what a pair of carmines are. Its about the passion they have for it, not just a picture of them wearing the latest sneakers or something, dont be fooled by celebs like this. we all know what true sneakerheads are.
I think fab and fat joe got all these dudes beat at least the new York cats and dj big Greg and jermaine dupri in atl hold the crown y nelly ain't up there he got his own six rings not too many ppl could say they have there own Jordan who hasn't played in the nba
Wale,Chi McBride,Bun B,Tigger,late DJ AM & Clark Kent are real Heads the rest are just rich people buying kix
Where's Will smith??? Where's Damon Wayans? This list is wack!!!! It's everyone from the music industry!! Just cuz u have sneakers doesn't make u a SneakerHead. SneakerHead is abt knowledge abt the product not being a hype beast. I'm sure if u ask many of the ppl on the list questions abt their sneakers and most wouldn't know shit abt them
Seriously, Is any celeb a real sneakerhead? You think any of these dudes can really appreciate cop'n anything that is hot? They all have people do it for them!! This is lame and yes i am a hater. I work for all my sh*t! Everything I got is from my blood sweat and tears..
Couldnt really give a shit about any of these lame mo fo's or anyone else is rockin... as long as im sorted thats all that counts
wale spits about his kick game almost every song...og sneakerhead.. he was on it way before he blew up
Spike is da ORIGINAL SNEAKERHEAD!!! Agree dat jus cuz ur a celeb n can get every release (4 free) doesnt make u a sneakerhead. Wale, Bun B, Fab, some celebs would be sneakerheads without da money n fame.
this list is lame....show a real celeb list with sneakerheads who actually cop kicks...Im not hatin on anyone but half these dudes (i.e. Dj clark kent, Eric Koston, and Spike Lee) work for Nike and can get the hook up easily without having to stress about a release they automatically get it sent to them ...Bun B is a real sneakerhead that cops kicks...so is Dj AM (rip) but he doesnt really count since he's deceased (no disrespect)...Show me someone who spends $$$ on sneakers and not someone who is given them for free PR
Curren$y should be #1, a sneakerhead isn't soley wearing shoes (For hype like almost every single person complex listed) but also knowing the history behind each shoe as well, they didn't put any though into that list whatsoever
Most of these artist are irrelevant when it comes to kicks.......Like Wale, Curren$y, and Bun B these cats actually have releases before we get them. And we've all seen photos of them at sneakerhead parties etc. IT TAKES A TRUE SNEAKERHEAD TO KNOW ONE, AND I'M PRETTY SURE MOST WILL AGREE WITH ME ON THAT!!!!!!
ONLY SNEAKERHEAD ON THIS LIST IS BUN B!!!!!!! EVERYBODY ELSE HAVE STYLIST AN REALLY DON'T KNOW SHIT ABOUT SNEAKERS....JUST BECAUSE A CELEB ROCKS JORDANS OR THE LATEST NIKE'S DON'T MAKE THEM A SNEAKERHEAD NIKE/JORDAN BRAND JUST KNOW HOW TO MARKET THEIR PRODUCTS....NO MORE CATALOGS LETS JUST THROW A PAIR ON A CELEBRITY....SMH.
You do realize that he doesn't even know his numbers and he also admit he wasn't a sneakerhead. not hating I'm just informing you.
just cause you got a good connect don't mean your not a sneakerhead. normal people can get kicks at or even below retail sometimes in advance without stressing waiting hours in line, and I'm beyond positive that nothing can be more obvious that your a sneakerlover than by having your own jordan shoe and working with the man himself so whats your point?
but he is a sneakerhead no? exactly every sneakerhead knows greg street so he is a celebrity in our books.
naw em knows his sneakers idk bout that mayer cat but this list is pure bogus anyways, they don't know these people on that level. give them a sneaker test and half of them will fail miserably.
Disagree..i agree on bun b but hes not the only sneakerhead in the list..fab,fat joe,wale know they sneaks..