February 28, 2012 BY John Kim / 63
Wiz Khalifa is the subject of one of the recent ‘Bing Originals’ featurettes by Bing.com, portraying a fitting declaration of Wiz’s personal style and attitude. The tall and spindly hip-hop artist certainly has his own beat of fashion, going from high-end shoes and leather jackets to a snapback and Air Jordans (a range that this video captures perfectly). In this video, we see Wiz in his most rudimentary and relatable form – playing ball at the park with sweats and what appear to be Air Jordans; while the silhouette clearly determines the shoes to be the Air Jordan VI, the question remains which colorway these could be. All signs point to a customized version of the ‘Lakers‘ edition with the soles and midsoles blacked out, although they could always be a sample since there doesn’t seem to be any sign of 3M. Judging by the blacked-out logos on the Charcoal Air Jordan IX’s seen on Wiz’s b-ball opponent, these are likely the result of a branding/logo issue rather than a exposé on a celeb wearing fake Jordans, because Wiz’s Air Jordan rotation has been one of the more impressive ones we’ve seen. We’ve got some more looks at these blackout Air Jordan VI’s, as well as the full video below, so take a look and let us know what you think.
If they edited the 6s for trademark purposes then why would they leave the gold JUMPMAN and cover an air unit. Or why even show the shoes in the first place
Guys in case you didn't know, they're are black outed for trademark issues. Their Custom VIs, let's leave it at that.
only wanted to know cause they were all black....might be fakes though...this dude wears Chucks and Vans for crying out loud certainly we aren't pegging him as a sneakerhead are we?
If you "Sneaker Heads" Notice these are DMP 6s just probably painted black for logo reasons.. in the laces you can notice the gold jumpman so obv these are either painted all black or edited to hide the gold .
It's vid editing they didn't want any problems with Jordan brand over unauthorized advertising so they blacked out the 6's and took the 23 off the 9's no fakes no samples no variants. People believe anything on the internet and the people who think they know everything about shoes yells fake Smh.
How in the world did the writer of the article come up with the idea that these could be a "blackout" version of the Lakers VI? That might be the craziest shit I have ever heard considering that these appear to be all suede, even through the midsole in some spots on this. Trash is what the shoes are and what his music is. Hypebeast. He should stick to wearing Chuck Taylors.
Shit, We all know Curren$y put Wiz up on Game... & Spitta has one of the sickest collections. So I highly doubt that these are fake.
They very well could be fakes. Most rappers nowadays are just hypebeasts that know nothing about the shoes anyway.
If these were real and were gonna release, I would definitely cop. I would love for them to throw out an entire black cat line
you guys are retarded. they are clearly DMP 6s. look at the hints of gold on the jumpman and on the back heel tab. you can obviously tell that the edited and black out the rest of the shoe
lol it looks more like the video was (poorly) edited to block out the details rather than a custom. definitely the result of video editing, not a custom job.
Maybe he got big bois ex wardrobe assistant and made a boo boo again? Those look purely suede so I don't know about a lakers custom.
who hoops in diamond earrings, sweat pants and fake jay's??? taylor gang niggas think u can do whatever u want....
Honestly, I must be blind because I do not even see a gold Jumpman anywhere on this shoe at all. The only color noticeable to my eyes other than black is white on the heel tab.
That could be the dumbest thing ever said. Big Boi from Outkast. Drake. Soulja Boy. All have been caught wearing fakes, so I hope your comment was sarcasm.
that definitely white and no gold, he has been spotted wearing oreo's and the heel tap of those are black and white, but these appear to be all nubuck
that's what i was looking for in all the comments. Did these idiots really not notice the bubble? They"ve been blacked out from video editing obviously if no one notices I'd question their knowledge on jordans.
I understand what you're saying, but why black out the 6s and not the 9s that the other guy is wearing?