February 27, 2012 BY John Kim / 42
Today’s hip-hop stars have become worldwide fashion icons, with the general public looking up to the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Pharrell for fashion and style tips above the latest tracks and beats. Few go on as far as emulating the exact style of Lil’ Wayne, who has gained a reputation of owning one of the most unique and eccentric selections of personal threads. Wearing hats above hoodies, snowboard boots indoors, or his penchant for Jeremy Scott’s most animalistic offerings are just some of his more recent ensembles, but if you’re really drawn to that type of get-up, things are about to get interesting because Lil’ Wayne, in an interview with Vibe, just confirmed plans of releasing his own shoe with a major sneaker brand. He does note that it’s “not a Nike or Reebok” or with his own brand Trukfit, and that deal itself is about as good as done – he just needs to sign the dotted line. Any guesses? Maybe his own co-collaboration with adidas and Jeremy Scott? Maybe some super-duper high-top with Supra? How will it compare to the Nike Air Yeezy or the Reebok x Swizz Beatz? Chime in with your thoughts in the comments area below and let us know what you think.
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Vans or addidas. But i love all the haters on this shit. Yes i agree carter 4 completely killed his career(if you didnt think it was over already after numerous mixtapes and that rebirth album) but with 70% of the subcribers on this site bein hypebeast this sneaker will sell. && if this shit would have came out during the carter 2 or carter 3 i and most of everybody would have bought them. example: 50 cent g-units sneakers sold, jay-z s.carters sold, nelly reebok kinda sold and ontop of it all yeezys are fire. so these weezy shoes will be the #1 hypebeast sneaker.
Alot of haters on thia page if kanyes silly ass who wears big goofy glasses and shit like that can make a decent shoe am sure wayne can pull it off im guessin Lugz sum birdman jr shit
Most people are automatically asuming there going to be ugly, but if they looks nice idgaf who's shoes they are i would still cop.
I never was a big fan of hip-hop, but I remember a time when rappers used to be reknown for their lyrical expertise and gave a somewhat respectable impression. This guy is a joke. But hey, I'm not hating. Whatever brings food on the table...
this is bout to be straight trash...i'm probably gonna lose a bit of respect for whoever this sneaker company is...
i know this goes without saying, but he really is the ugliest human (assuming he's human here) being ever.
No Need to see it, anything coming out of this dudes creative process is a PASS. No grown man let should dress like he does.
please no..... he probably thinks since people go crazy of the yeezys this is a easy way to make money. ima laugh when he doesnt sell shit.
Record sales ain't got shit to do with a sneaker being sold out. I love jay-z's black album blueprint kingdom come and every album around it but I have never ever ever seen someone wearing S. Carter's idk where to get them from back then. The same with G-unit's although I actually saw people wear those. Its all about team marketing and mainly what shoe company your associated with that's why Yeezy was so successful and he only had 1 shoe in 3 different colorways drop.
i got my money adidas if they give that fruitcake weirdo jeremy scott a chance and he's still working for them I highly doubt wayne wouldn't be in the considered either. This shoe will sell out faster than jordans and foams and inch adidas closer to Nike all because the shoe has lil wayne stamped on it. Much like the yeezy's
dont get me wrong, i am also preparing for the worst, but eehm.. you think hes doing it for the money?... hahahahahaha!!!