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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.

Anthony Davis Wears Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Crimson”

July 19th, 2012 by | 16 comments

anthony davis air foamposite crimson Anthony Davis Wears Nike Air Foamposite Pro Crimson

Recently Sneaker News got the chance to chat with Anthony Davis during the World Basketball Festival, discussing sneaker-related topics like his relationship with Nike and his favorite kicks. Part of the answer to the latter topic was ‘Foamposites’, and just a day after our short interview, he was spotted wearing the Air Foamposite Pro ‘Crimson’ while sharing a photo with guest-performer Wale (who wore the Air More Uptempo ‘Olympic’). Will Davis, who noted a possible ‘signature shoe’ during his discussions with Nike, be seen out and about with more Nike footwear now that he’s officially on their roster? Check out Anthony Davis and Wale below and let us know what sort of potential AD has with the Swoosh. Photo: axgilbert

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Celebrity Feet: HOT 97 Summer Jam 2012 Recap

June 5th, 2012 by | 106 comments

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The annual hip-hop extravaganza known as the HOT 97 Summer Jam has become an yearly highlight in the hip-hop game, marking the unofficial start of a season filled with relaxation and of course, your favorite hip-hop tunes. The HOT 97 Summer Jam 2012 was held this past Sunday at the customary location in East Rutherford, NJ, where a countless arsenal of today’s most relevant artists came through for a live showcase of the best music of the year. With the hip-hop scene comes the most up-to-date selection of sneakers, and with fellas like Wale, Joe Budden, J. Cole, and a slew of other hip-hop celebs known to rock sick sneakers on their feat, ‘HOT’ in HOT 97 might just be an egregious understatement. Who rocked the Miami Vice LeBron 9s? Who was graced with a pair of Air Yeezy 2s? Did Wale wow us with some new Foamposites? We’ve got one of the sickest Celebrity Feet compilations right ahead so take a look and let us know who stands out from the rest! Photos: everydaylavan

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Celebrity Feet: Hip-Hop Stars @ DJ Prostyle Birthday Concert

May 3rd, 2012 by | 46 comments

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Hip-hop stars gathered at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom to celebrate the birthday of DJ Prostyle by performing live in front of a packed house of 3,500+ fans. As impressive as the set list was the sneaker sightings, with guys like Wale (Air Jordan VII ‘Bordeaux’), Ace Hood (LeBron 9 ‘South Beach’), Fabolous (Copper Foams), and Waka Flocka Flame (Air Jordan IV ‘Cavs’) providing the electric ambiance with their live music. The best ‘sneaker sighting’ of the night could go to Rev Run’s son Diggy, who wore the Air Jordan VI ‘DMP’. We’ve got a recap of Monday night’s festivities below so take a look and let us know which hip-hop act rocked the best kicks! Photos: AmPm New York

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Celebrity Feet: Wale – Nike Air Max 95 No-Sew ‘Redskins’

April 30th, 2012 by | 13 comments

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Perhaps more than any other sneakerhead, MMG member Wale is strongly associated with the tri-state area colloquially known as ‘the DMV’.  But Wale never waits in line, a guy known for getting his Foamposites months before DC, Maryland and Virginia heads can cop their favorite kicks at shops along the I-95 corridor.  He once again got ahead of the pack with the ’Redskins’ Nike Air Max 95 No-Sew to match a fresh new Brian Orakpo jersey as Wale took the stage at NikeTown in New York to celebrate the Swoosh’s new deal at the start of the 2012 NFL Draft.  Check out more images from the performance below, let us know which is your favorite sneaker from the Nike x NFL Draft Pack and stick with Sneaker News for more Nike x NFL.  via FRESHNESS

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Celebrity Feet: Wale – Nike Air Speed Turf Max

April 23rd, 2012 by | 42 comments

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Last year’s trainer retro of the year hands down had to be the Nike Air Trainer SC II, but it’s looking like the crown won’t go so easily to any given contender in 2012. Yes the release schedule is jam packed with strapped up goodies from 90′s era Nike, one of the more exciting being the Nike Air Speed Turf Max. Shown here is the first look at the 2012 version where else but on the feet of Wale, longtime acquirer of early sneakers. We’re all awaiting a more detailed look, especially of this fan favorite Dan Marino colorway, but for now these shots will have to do. Hit the jump to check out Wale’s Nike Air Speed Turf Max retros and let us know if you’ll be copping.

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Celebrity Feet: Wale – Nike LeBron 9 ‘Flamingo’ Customs

April 17th, 2012 by | 50 comments

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One of the realest sneakerhead celebs hooks up with one of the realest in sneaker customs in this Celebrity Feet feature – Wale in the Nike LeBron 9 ‘Flamingo’ by Mache Customs. Wale’s got a reputation for wearing Nikes that aren’t due out in months (or at all), but this time he connects with Mache for one of his best custom creations, which features the LeBron 9 transformed into the confetti-splattered ‘Flamingo’ that we first saw with the LeBron 8 V/2 Low. Are these customs hotter than the released version, or perhaps the Mid sample that Jason Petrie gave us a peek at?

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Celebrity Feet: Wale – Nike Air Penny V ‘Miami Dolphins’

April 10th, 2012 by | 100 comments

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Maybach Music Group’s resident sneaker kingpin rocked the house in front of a home-town crowd as he performed in front of an energetic crowd at the Howard Theatre. For this particularly special occasion, Wale whipped out some new sneaker goodies – the Nike Air Penny V in the ‘Miami Dolphins’ colorway that we first caught a good look at yesterday. As Wale provides us with crisp ‘on-feet’ viewings of this upcoming new model, the Air Penny V sure is looking better by the day! Check out some snapshots of Wale and the Air Penny V during his concert yesterday and stick with Sneaker News for more updates on this Holiday 2012′s release of the Air Penny V! Photos: everdaylavan

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