February 15, 2013 BY John Kim
Big Sean’s acute sense of style has been documented by hip-hop publications and urban fashion radars for years, and last December, we finally got a chance to experience his personal taste’s with the release of Detroit Player – a footwear collaboration with adidas Originals that paid tribute to his roots as well as the iconic status of the Pro Model. During adidas Originals’ launch event of the adidas Originals Collective by Footaction, Sneaker News and special guest Big Sean got to chat about shoes, style, the future of his partnership with adidas, and more.
Of course, this was after the star spent a lengthy time posing for photos and signing autographs for his devoted fans, but even then, the G.O.O.D. Music member was ready, prepared, and willing to give us his insights. As the legendary DMC of Run DMC stated during a quick chat at the event, adidas style isn’t meant to be untouchable, but for the every-day person who wants to live that lifestyle, and given Big Sean’s thoughts during our chat, that mindset of unity and not exclusivity is certainly consistent.
Sneaker News: First off – a belated congratulations on the release of the Detroit Player Pro Model.
Big Sean: Yeah, it was great. People went crazy about them and i’m happy to have played a role in that.
SN: Before we talk about that shoe and future projects, how about those leopard-print low-top Superstars and the other Snakeskin Pro Models you had on in those videos from a couple of years ago?
B: Yeah, yeah (smiles and nods). Those were something a little special for me, just something that adidas whipped up. But i’m glad the red ones dropped.
SN: They were incredibly popular, and right now people are paying almost a thousand dollars for them.
B: Yeah they’re going for a rack right now. And these (points to the black Pro Model sample on his feet) are supposed to come out later – these are more like prototypes, but it’s something a lot like this. These are going to be on a little more of larger scale and not be as exclusive.
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