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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.

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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Michael Jordan’s MJ50 Birthday Party

February 18th, 2013 by | 23 comments

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No doubt one of the tougher events to find your way into at this weekend’s 2013 NBA All-Star weekend was Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday party. The star studded event serendipitously lined up with the arrival of the Air Jordan XX8, an alignment reflected by the pairs popping up on the red carpet. Hit the jump with us for a photo recap from the red carpet including guests like Nas, Ludacris, Chris Paul, Wale, Bun B, Carmelo Anthony, Tinker Hatfield and the birthday man himself Michael Jordan.

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Wale and the adidas Originals TS AMR “Trophy Hunter”

February 13th, 2013 by | 9 comments

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“I’m a combination of a lot of things I’m inspired by . . . National Geographic, Jersey Shore . . . “

We know from Tuesday’s look into his current sneaker rotation that Wale has broadened his horizons past even the most exclusive of Nikes. Adding in the high-end component to his arsenal makes MMG’s DMV repper even harder to compete with in the footwear department, and now he’s hooking up with another huge name to promote a model we showed you for the first time about a week ago. This adidas Originals TS Lite AMR ‘Trophy Hunter’ takes its name from the luxurious leopard print that adorns the anodized upper whose molded contours represent something like a Three Stripes answer to Nike Foamposite. Let us know what you think after checking out the video below and look for the TS Lite AMR this Saturday, Feburary 16th.

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Wale’s Current Sneaker Rotation

February 12th, 2013 by | 34 comments

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There are a few sneaker categories that we know Wale has on lock: Foamposites, LeBrons, and Air Jordan retros. His collection doesn’t end there though, as the rapper apparently does his thing in the luxury category as well. Shown here is a set that Wale recently touted including Swoosh goodies like the Nike LeBron X ‘Cork’ and the Nike Air Max 2013. Rounding out the group is the recently released Holographic Space Sneaker from Raf Simons, a red pair of the Balenciaga Arena sneakers, and the animal print Christian Louboutin Rantus Orlato. Let us know if you’re feeling Wale’s high end pairs or the sneakers featured more (Don’t forget the Air Jordan 1′s on feet) in the comments below.

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Wale in Nike Air Foamposite One “ParaNorman”

January 15th, 2013 by | 16 comments

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Wale will inevitably secure every single pair of the Nike Air Foamposite One. It’s just a fact of life at this point. Proving that, the Maybach Music Group rapper recently rocked one of last year’s more coveted pairs, the Nike Air Foamposite One ‘ParaNorman’, courtside at a Washington Wizards game. He even kept them on post game for a one-on-one against Wizards owner Ted Leonsis. Continue reading for more of Wale in this special release from the Nike Air Penny line and ponder this while you’re perusing the pics: What’s rarer, a pair of ‘ParaNorman’ Nike Air Foamposite Ones or a Washington Wizards win? Let us know what you think of the strange convergence of these two anomalies in the comments below.

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Wale in adidas Originals Pro Model “Detroit Player”

January 4th, 2013 by | 2 comments

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The Big Sean x adidas Originals Pro Model ‘Detroit Player’ was a rather tough release to grab thanks to the regional nature of their rollout and the fact that only 380 pairs are in existence. Of course, rapper Wale is totally unfamiliar with the term “tough release to grab” when it comes to sneakers. The man was recently spotted rocking the Big Sean collab on stage, flashy gold dubrae and all, at a private concert put on by adidas Football. Get a quick recap from the concert below and stay tuned to see if Wale continues to sport adidas on the regular.

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Wale in adidas Top Ten 2000 “Lakers”

December 19th, 2012 by | 9 comments

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For as much we see Wale sporting some fancy sneakers, it’s not too often that he pops up in an adidas creation. Apparently the MMG rapper has decided to broaden his horizons a bit, putting his stamp of approval on the adidas Top Ten 2000 in the ‘Lakers’ colorway from the recent ‘City Pack’. Now that Mr. DMV himself is on board with this retro silhouette, any chance we’ll see the adidas team cook up a DMV tribute? Stay tuned with Sneaker News to see how that story develops and check out this Wale adidas sneaker sighting after the jump.

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