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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 Air Jordan III “Python” by JBF Customs

June 3rd, 2013 by | 5 comments

wale in air jordan iii python customs by jbf  Wale in Air Jordan III Python by JBF Customs

Wale proved once again why he’s at the top of the rapper/sneakerhead heap with the wear of this incredible pair of custom Jordans at Hot 97′s Summer Jam show. The shoe, a beautiful snakeskin rendition of the Air Jordan III, is the handiwork of one JBF Customs, a guy who has been at the forefront of all sorts of awesome snakeskin customs for a minute now. Continue reading to get a look at Wale’s Summer Jam sneakers, featuring a lace lock that references his upcoming The Gifted album, let us know if this is your favorite JBF joint yet, and stay tuned for a full gallery of the shoes soon.

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Wale Uses Air Jordan III Flyers to Promote “The Gifted” Album

May 24th, 2013 by | 5 comments

air jordan iii wale the gifted 1 Wale Uses Air Jordan III Flyers to Promote The Gifted Album

Wale’s got some cool promotional material floating around for his upcoming album The Gifted. Shown are flyers that he had the MMG team whip up and pass out featuring his name superimposed onto an Air Jordan III “White/Cement” silhouette. That sneaker is particularly relevant to Wale as of late, following the stories of him apparently heading to Flight Club on an NYC trip and buying “Threes for the whole team”. Continue reading to check out the Air Jordan III style flyers and let us know in the comments if you’re excited for Wale’s upcoming album.

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Wale in Nike Air Tech Challenge Hybrid

April 11th, 2013 by | 16 comments

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Wale is a guy who you can trust to bring out something aside from the standard Air Jordan/Foamposite/Nike Basketball stuff that the majority of rappers out there seemed to be obsessed with (Just check this small selection of his sneaks for proof). This time around the DMV rapper is spotted rocking the Nike Air Tech Challenge Hybrid, that Agassi Frankenstein silhouette that made its debut in 2009. Continue reading for another shot of Wale wearing this seldom seen trainer and tell us in the comments if you’ve got the Nike Air Tech Challenge Hybrid in your personal rotation.

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Wale Shares a Look at His Sneaker Collection

April 1st, 2013 by | 33 comments

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You’d be hard pressed to find a rapper out there at the moment whose sneaker rotation, and indeed collection at large, tops that of Wale. The MMG rapper isn’t afraid to show it either, often showing off upcoming pairs before the public can get their hands on them or even going to lengths to defend his veteran “sneakerhead” status. His latest boast comes in the form of this quick collection shot, which shows a small portion of his stuff including far ranging styles like the adidas TS Lite AMR, the Nike Air Max Hyperposite, the Nike KD V, some older Nike SB heat, and more. Continue reading for this look at some of Wale’s stuff and tell us in the comments which sneaker you’re most surprised to see in the group.

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Wale in Air Jordan XVII “Lightning”

March 21st, 2013 by | 21 comments

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While you wait around to see whether or not the Air Jordan IV “Lightning” materializes in 2013, Wale has that angle covered as far as Air Jordans go. The rapper recently showed up to 106 & and Park taping wearing a lightning-colored Air Jordan of old-the Air Jordan XVII from back in 2002. And given his long-standing sneakerhead status, we have the feeling that this is something that’s been sitting in his closet for a minute rather than a random Flight Club purchase for the NY trip. See all the photos of Wale with his Lightnings on right after the jump and tell us if you’ve gained some more respect for the MMG rapper with this most recent wear.

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Rick Ross, Wale, and MMG @ Reebok Classic Whites Event

March 11th, 2013 by | 15 comments

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Turns out Rick Ross wasn’t kidding when he boasted about “Club LIV on a Sunday”. The MMG frontman was at the Miami spot last night, along with label-mates like Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, and Omarion, partying it up for the Reebok Classics ‘Whites’ event. Hit the jump with us for the shots of all those fellas, as well as further hip-hop names in attendance like Jim Jones, Ace Hood, Cool and Dre, partying it up and watch for the Reebok Classics ‘Whites’ collection displayed herein to hit stores next Friday, March 22nd.

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adidas Originals Celebrates All-Star Weekend With Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, A$AP Rocky, & Wale

February 19th, 2013 by | 1 comment

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Over the last few days, adidas Originals gave new meaning to the name “All-Star Weekend” with a non-stop schedule of star-studded events held at adidas retailers in the Houston area. It started with the grand opening event of adidas Originals ¬†Collective by Footaction in the Willowbrook Mall, where Big Sean and DMC came through to meet and greet fans (did you catch our interview?). On the same night, the Eason Chen x Jeremy Scott Wings dropped at Premium Goods to a sold out crowd as well. Friday’s events kept up the pace as Teyana Taylor’s Harlem GLC released at the adidas Performance store at the Galleria Mall, with a special in-store event with Teyana herself going down later in that day. She provided a live performance of her tracks, but her G.O.O.D. Music pals Big Sean and Pusha T tore the roof off with an abridged rendition of the Grammy-nominated track “Mercy”. Teyana finished off the night sharing hugs with every single fan that stayed ’til the very end.

Continuing the adidas Originals takeover was an in-store appearance at Galleria Mall’s Shiekh Shoes by none other than the undisputed sneakerhead celeb Wale. He stuck around to hand out autographs, with special first-dibs going to those who copped the adidas ¬†Originals TSR Lite “Trophy Hunter”. Just below, NBA All-Star Dwight Howard made an appearance at the adidas Performance store. Sunday’s closing events featured A$AP Rocky making an extended appearance at the H-Town Sneaker Summit, where hundreds of fans gathered to take personal photos with the exploding star. Teyana Taylor stopped by as well, closing out four days of great events for sneakerheads, hip-hop fans, and followers of urban culture alike. Many thanks to adidas Originals for giving Sneaker News the ultimate All-Star experience!

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