Wale Defends His Veteran Sneakerhead Status
It seems that with each passing day the celebrity set becomes more and more infatuated with the world of sneakers. Being a subculture and all a little bit of backlash is to be expected, with a handful of folks taking the opportunity to lampoon those they’ve deemed as ‘not real sneakerheads’ once the images hit the internet. It’s safe to say Wale is not the right dude to do that with. One of his Instagram followers recently tried to put the MMG rapper on blast for hopping on the sneaker bandwagon once he found fame, to which Wale responded with a series of classic shots from way back proving he’s been in this thing for a minute. OG Nike Air Foamposite One’s, Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Tiffany’s, Nike SB Dunk High ‘Lucky’s, and more were spotted in the vintage shots, proving indeed that Wale has been doing this for a while. Click through for the photos and let us know if Wale has your respect as far as his depth and longevity in this whole thing.
The dudes a sneaker head point blank period!! He's been doing it for years, all this back and forth about how long someone's in the sneaker game is redundant. For those that don't follow I mean pointless banter. Of course celebrity sneaker heads have heat, and I understand the complaints. The fact is all us sneaker heads spend what we can on kicks. Some of spend what we don't have, but either way we need to rock what we like, and respect others taste even if it's not the same as yours. I don't care if your 12-40 just do you. I rock og/retro j's chuck t's and sperry topsiders. Does that make me less of a sneaker head since I don't have Tiffany sb's in my closet? Hell no, they aren't my style but I respect and send s/o to those who do. I'm a 31 year old man I don't need anyone's approval to know I'm Killin it when I step out of the house.
i just saying there no need to post pics of yourself when u are a celeb . we know u got some money and we know some kicks early he trying to hard for no reason if i was him and some other celebs i would not be worry about taking pic of kicks and posting them
Haters are everywhere, first he wasnt a true sneakerhead, now hes a commercialized one. You bums, he likes sneakers and wears what he likes and has been doing it for years. He raps now there free. Sounds like a deal to me.
wale got some dope kicks. questionable lacing method but hot kicks.
never got into his music but he's pretty much unavoidable if you check sneaker blogs and forums.
There's so much hate on this site. That clown wouldn't have to spit on my kicks because I would put them in his mouth. If you're that miserable Kys.
There's so much hate on this site. That clown wouldn't have to spit on ly kicks because I would put them in his mouth. Stay miserable Kys.
Wale has so many "Dick Ridahs" it is not even funny. Who cares about his sneakerhead status? Just be concerned with what you have in your closet. Most clowns just started copping hard this year anyway. Now everyone knows kicks and has an opinion about what everybody else wears. Get a grip! I agree, Wale shoe game is bananas! When you got paper why wouldn't it be. Young black male with money, no kids. Not a flashy dude with jewlery and all that. A lot of folk hate Wale, I don't know why. The same people love Soula boy and Lil wayne lol. Idiots. "If you ain't grossing a million liquid, don't form an opinion"
Lol. In true internet fashion, hate a man for being a sneaker enthusiasts. What is a real sneakerhead? If you listen to these old heads you gotta be born before 83 to be a true sneakerhead. What kids can love the culture too? OG's need to fall back and share the life. Imo atleast.
sorry he has very commercial heat, nothing true like a bacon air max a linen af-1, a pair of 1 world? he has hyped up sb's there, show me some medicoms, homers, something wale, I don't believe it.
this dude is a hypetool for nike, i do not fux with him, regular ass dude with some connections, no hate but dude aint shit
Salute to @wale
@Lilmr81 I Wish all these lame 15-20yr old wannabe sneakerheads could be put on blast man...tried of seeing these losers trying to claim their "sneakerheads" having shoes as become a fad now because these little children want to follow these loser rappers...SMH IF YOU STARTED GETTING SHOES LAST YEAR YOOU! ARE A WANNABE SNEAKERHEAD point blank! thats it! i can careless how many shoes you have for real! idc what shoes you have if you started last year (when the hype started) your a lame wannabe hop on somthing else tried of the shoegame getting pulled into just somthing everybody does now i cant wait for these lames to see this ain't them & leave! #MUDER the hype!!
@Tdot21st Wale actually used to post on Niketalk before he was famous he is a OG sneakerhead, you have to respect the guy he has heat
yeah, viotechs are so commerical. gtfo. do you have og foams?
@Tdot21st medicoms are extremely hard to come by, and considering he wasn't paid I don't think he would've dropped 850-1k on them
@jordansince1988 I hate this with a passion. I'm 17 years old. I barely started collecting shoes last year. Why? CUZ THAT'S WHEN I WAS BARELY GETTING MONEY. I didn't get hyped up releases. I got stuff i've always wanted to get growing up as a kid. Buying shoes from Payless, and from clearance because that's all my family could afford growing up. So when i started making money i started getting the shoes i like. Why is that bad?
@jordansince1988 I'm between that age group and I consider my self a sneakerhead! And you can say all you want i know who i am and what i like. I have friends that are between that age group and i know they dont follow the hyped up releases! Its people like you that i cant really understand or respect because you dont respect us the new generation! Whats the difference between me and you? Yes i admit that alot more people are getting their hands on and rocking retros and exclusives! The hype has been here for a while now and to be honest its not going any where. With sneaker websites its not hard for anyone to look up these kicks and know everything about them so the hype will never be like it was! But i, being apart of the new generation, i know there are plenty of sneakerheads out there but i also acknowledge the many hypebeats and resellers that only take part of this culture because the money
@donadamsky @Tdot21st Had pearl blue and black ogs when they RELEASED. Wore em for years, traded for Amsterdams and Homegrown AM 90's. I know my stuff. Did my first trade in '96 and I'm not even 30 yet guy. I can say what I want Wale takes a seat in my book, love it or hate it.
@Air Steve @HankJohnsonHezekiah No, I just let all you morons buy ugly f*cking Foamposites, Penny's, and all the loud overpriced garbage that Nike puts out...Foamposites are for ghetto masses of people who make bad financial decisions...Foamposites and Penny's are on the same level as Kool Aid, Popeye's Fried Chicken, Watermelon, and putting water and sugar on your cereal...They are shoes for the masses of idiots with bad taste in sneakers that just want to fit in and look cool at the mall or in some ghetto classroom..I will spit on you and your loud f*cking ugly Galaxy Foamposites...Not only are Foamposites the ugliest sneakers ever made, they have no performance value, they are heavy as a bag of sh*t, the most uncomfortable shoes ever worn, extremely overpriced, and did i mention ugly..That shoe has been mass produced in the ugliest colorways ever known to man..You could not pay me to walk a day in a pair...so keep wearing anything Wale wears u sheep. Has Wale ever made one decent song that anyone can remember? Wale is aweful. And if you try to tell me that he is a good rapper, I will spit on you.
@HankJohnsonHezekiah Contemplate, Ambition, The Break Up, The MC, The Breeze, 90210, Power Circle, Ambitious Girl. Etc. Wale is a great artist. And wears dope sneakers. It seams like u wear vans and chucks on a daily basis with all that hate.
@HankJohnsonHezekiah You sound like Wale hurt you personally LOL.... besides the sneaker crap you just spit, Wale is nice as a rapper as well. You name me a whack verse he's dropped, Don't worry I'll wait... I'm not even from the DMV area. And I dare you to argue with me about music.
@Ayre @HankJohnsonHezekiah Mabey before you go off making racist remarks and slandering people you should actually look at what whale wears. I think he is a true sneakerhead because not only does he wear all the tight releases he wears em early and he sports the not so hot releases that he like he buys customs and he wears Nike sbs which arent as popular in the celb sneaker world. You can't get on this site and be An ass and hate some one for wearing foams because a real head can dislike the shoe and say that but if someone else want to rock it then that's cool they can wear what they like and if you didn't check already this is a website for sneakerheads not the racist hater dickheads
@HankJohnsonHezekiah Greatest. Post. Ever. Outside of the Wale slander I couldn't agree more.