February 3, 2014 BY Brendan Dunne / 7
Who are the most significant movers and shakers in the sneaker industry? Who are the real deal gatekeepers and taste makers? Complex has again tried to capture the lot of them with their latest-the 25 Most Influential People in Sneakers Right Now. Topping the list is Kanye West-an entry now doubt made in anticipation of whatever moves he is about to make with adidas. Also interesting is the fact that they put Mark Parker right behind him as Parker was the man most often mentioned in Kanye’s anti-Nike rants. Continue reading for some more selections and then see the full piece (Featuring our own Yu-Ming Wu) at Complex now.
@sneakernews not one of .. The most
how the hell is drake one spot higher than phil knight & right behind MJ & Tinker Hatfield??? this is the same dude that was rocking fake jays a couple of years ago. outside of wale, most of these celebrities are bandwagon sneakerheads just like all of these suburban kids. top 2 should have been jordan & lebron.
@trilla i think this list is just ranking the hypebeastness of the shoe game right now. no one cares much about the man behind the scenes (Nike and its designers) but the celeb rocking the kicks. P.S. Complex hates Wale hahaha
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