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WALE Wale is a rapper hailing from the Washington DC area well known for his lyrical references to various sneakers and general involvement in the sneaker culture. Wale cut his teeth on the mixtape circuit, with his 100 Miles and Runnin’ release generating a strong blog buzz that eventually converted into a major label signing. Wale is currently aligned with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group.

Wale in Nike Air Foamposite One “Safari”

August 13th, 2013 by | 25 comments

wale in safari foamposites Wale in Nike Air Foamposite One Safari

If you’ve got em, wear em. Wale doesn’t have any problem with that, as the rapper is quick to bust out any of the Nike product he’s been given in order to show them off. The latest is yet another pair of Foamposites, the “Safari” version to be exact. You’d think the rapper would look just a little bit happier given the fact that he got his hands on them ahead of the rest of the world, but maybe he’s got other stuff on his mind. See Wale’s Foams below and let us know if you’re coming around on the pair just yet.

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Wale Shows Off One of his Sneaker Rooms

July 17th, 2013 by | 20 comments

wale sneaker room 1 Wale Shows Off One of his Sneaker Rooms

Few sneakerheads command the variety, quality and ease of access represented by Wale’s collection.  The DMV native’s latest reveal suggests this is just one of several sneaker rooms in his home, and judging by what we’ve seen in the past, this is only a small fraction of his total holdings – a total that we may never ever get to see in one fell swoop. A quick glance reveals standouts like the ‘Knicks’ Nike Air Foamposite One, ‘GMP’ Air Jordan VIIs and Nike Air Yeezy 2s just to name a few. Let us know which is your favorite pair  among the group here and stick with Sneaker News to see all the most impressive collections.

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Wale in Nike Air Foamposite One “Weatherman”

July 2nd, 2013 by | 37 comments

wale weatherman foams Wale in Nike Air Foamposite One Weatherman

Wale wearing a pair of early Foamposites? Hardly surprising, we know. This time around the man has on the relatively controversial Nike Air Foamposite One “Weatherman”, a pair that’s sort of split fans down the middle. It’s worth mentioning that Wale is a longtime collector of the Foamposite category, so we’ve got evidence that at least OG Foamposite fan of the line has given them the thumbs up. Continue reading for the full shot of Wale of wearing this “Weatherman” Nike Air Foamposite One and tell us in the comments whether or not you’re feeling them.

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Air Jordan III “Black Python” for Wale by JBF Customs

June 26th, 2013 by | 10 comments

black python wale jordan iii 5 Air Jordan III Black Python for Wale by JBF Customs

Apparently one Air Jordan III custom from JBF just wasn’t enough for Wale. Shown here is another pair that was whipped up for the rapper, this one utilizing the Air Jordan III “Black/Cement” as its base. The sneakers keep the sacred elephant print sections intact, while remixing just about every other surface across the upper. As per usual, the python pair also goes for a supreme treatment on the lining, where a dose of supple lambskin can be found. Take a better look at the “Black Python” Air Jordan III for Wale from JBF’s “Incomparable” series and tell us how they match up against the white pair.

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Wale Explains Air Jordan III Significance to The Gifted Album

June 12th, 2013 by | 24 comments

wale air jordan iii flight club Wale Explains Air Jordan III Significance to The Gifted Album

Did you hear the news about Wale heading to Flight Club in NYC and buying out the entirety of their Air Jordan III stock? This little video captures that expensive endeavor. Wale explains a little bit of his reasoning behind it, the biggest connection being the fact that his upcoming The Gifted disc will be his third album. One of his associates also mentions the fact that they’ll be releasing all 88 of the pairs with some sort of custom additions, which might be that Jordan Brand project he hinted at. Get the video after the jump and stay tuned to see what Wale’s got planned with his Air Jordan III stockpile.

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Wale, Kendrick Lamar, and J. Cole in Air Jordan and Nike Heat

June 10th, 2013 by | 23 comments

wale kendrick lamar jcole air jordan and nikes Wale, Kendrick Lamar, and J. Cole in Air Jordan and Nike Heat

Take a look at the three rappers right above and there’s no question about who has the meanest sneaker game. The proof is in the pudding: Wale‘s got on arguably the most coveted of pairs amongst the trio with recent atmos x Nike Air Max 1 release on feet. Kendrick Lamar goes with last weekend’s Air Jordan XI Low release and J.Cole sports an upcoming pair in the form of the Air Jordan V “Black Grape”. Give us a heads up after the jump as far as your favorite between the three, in terms of both music and footwear, and stay tuned for more celebrity sneaker sightings.

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Wale Hints at a Future Jordan Brand Collaboration

June 5th, 2013 by | 9 comments

wale jordan brand collaboration 2013 Wale Hints at a Future Jordan Brand Collaboration

“I got something coming. Soon.”

In a saturated landscape of celebrity hip-hop sneakerheads, Wale is on a tier far above the rest. Long before he became one of the stars of MMG, Wale was praised for his thorough sneaker stash and his apparent connection with some Nike folks as he wore several upcoming Nikes and Jordans long before a release (he’s a sample size 9, which helps). So while a Wale sneaker may not reach the levels of demand of an Air Yeezy, the DC-based rapper is one of a select few that would be able to pull off a sound sneaker concept that the public would be intrigued by because his own tastes in kicks hasn’t failed this far. What’s more is that Wale was featured in an official Jordan Brand look-book in 2010, so it’s clear that the Brand is open to working with the respected artist.

In this interesting find courtesy of TSG, Wale hints at a potential Jordan Brand connection in the future, spilling the beans as he was talking about his infamous Air Jordan III Retro ’88 mass-purchase not long ago and the AJ3 flyers that were made to promote his third album. Although the AJ3s he gave his inner circle were all purchased and customized on his own, he gives a “shout-out to Jordan Brand”, which may signify something a bit more official. Will we see a limited edition or Hyperstrike release of an Air Jordan Retro? Nothing’s confirmed at the moment, but Wale says something is in the works, so check out the video below (start at around the 10:00 minute mark) and give us your guesses as to what this potential Wale x Jordan Brand collaboration may entail.

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