"Everybody's got an addiction, mine is shoes. It started with my very first pair of Kangaroos. And to L it see, made for tennis I play none of it, but I owned em' in brown and black and suede, but that was hardly the beginnin of my obscene spendin" - Lexicon "Nikehead".
The tennis shoe fetish has long been a part of the hip hop community - whether we're talking about Run-DMC or Lexicon - tennis shoes have been an obsession of many rap artist. My obsession had me running home everyday after school, reaching for my sneaker kit - a shoe box in pristine condition containing a bottle of 1. Rubbing Alcohol 2. Windex 3. A hand towel 4. Clean Shoe Laces - Keeping the sneaks clean was a must.
Louis Vuitton has teamed up with the "Imelda Marcos" of the tennis shoe game - The Louie Vuitton Don himself, Mr. Kanye West. Kanye designed a line of 5 shoes for the French fashion house, with oversight from their chief designer Marc Jacobs. The red shoe design below was the only one that made the cut for the show.
“The inspiration came from a jacket with a huge collar in the movie ‘Dune,’ ” West says. “Most sneakers focus on the tongue, so I wanted to do something different.” West knows whereof he speaks: he says he has no idea how many shoes he owns, but he does know that he routinely needs to send shipments off to storage.
Be on the look out for the LV-KW shoe which is reported to hit stores in June. Start saving now - these bad boys will put you back 5-hundo ($500). Checkout the rest of the colorways below...
Source: The Moment