The 10 Best Artist Sneaker Collaborations Ever Admin August 22, 2019 Accessories, Accessories How to, Lifestyle, Lifestyle How to When your favorite musician collaborates with your favorite sneaker brand, you’ll be waiting in line for the limited edition design. With so many incredible partnerships between shoe companies and artists in hip-hop and other genres over the past several years, choosing the styles to add to your collection can be a challenge. Accentuate your sneaker closet by snagging these 10 iconic collabs. Travis Scott x Air Jordan IV The chart-shattering rapper designed this blue and black nubuck pair of Jordans in 2018 as a retro-inspired tribute to his hometown Houston Oilers. This isn’t Scott’s first public celebration of his native city; after all, his third album was named Astroworld. Details on the tongue and heel of this pair make reference to Scott himself as well as to Cactus Jack Records. Nike SB Dunk High x Wu-Tang Clan 1999 This brand is known for its incredible collaboration, and these 2015 Nike sneakers are one of the most sought-after examples in recent years. This exclusive limited edition features a sleek black and yellow theme with the Wu-Tang Clan’s black W logo at the heel. Only a few wealthy collectors were lucky enough to snag these shoes, which Nike released in a run of just 36 pairs. Violent Femmes Nike SB Zoom Janosky Collabs aren’t limited to hip-hop. Case in point: this design inspired by and with input from legendary 80s acoustic punk band Violent Femmes and skateboarder Stefan Janosky, a lifelong fan. The unisex skate shoe features lyrics from the band’s song “I’m Nothing” along with exclusive artwork from Janosky. Kanye West Air Yeezy 1 This 2009 Nike collaboration, West’s first with the brand, remains one of the foremost rap-sneaker crossovers ever made. This design marked the beginning of a new era as the first completely new shoe design created by a musician. Since then, West has become a fashion legend with his high-end Yeezy brand. Vans x Supreme x Public Enemy This 2016 release came at the height of the Supreme zeitgeist. As fans of the brand camped out for limited edition styles, the brand collaborated with hip hop godfathers Public Enemy for this bold yellow, green and red take on the classic Vans high-top silhouette. The sole is emblazoned with one of the rap group’s most famous lyrics: “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.” Adidas Originals x Donald Glover While Glover is mostly a producer and actor these days, he occasionally appears as his rap alter ego Childish Gambino. A long-time fan of Adidas sneakers, the renaissance man has designed reimagined versions of classics including the Lacombe, Continental 80 and Nizza. Each release comes with an associated short film. Reebok x Kendrick Lamar Another noteworthy 2016 release, this shoe designed with the venerated rapper and record producer dovetails with Lamar’s work to end neighborhood violence. Multiple styles in the Reebok line are available with red and blue details along with Lamar’s signature K logo. Sanuk x Grateful Dead If you love the laid-back lifestyle, you may already be a fan of Sanuk’s comfy yoga slings and slip-on sneakers. This collection features a groovy tie-dye motif along with the Grateful Dead’s dancing teddy bear logo. Vans x Led Zeppelin Released in 2019, this incarnation of the classic retro high-top Vans is inspired by one of the greatest rock bands of all time. The black upper features logos and symbols associated with Led Zeppelin in honor of their 50th anniversary. Dr. Martens x The Sex Pistols This has been a big year for rock shoe collaborations, including this punk pair from The Sex Pistols. These classic black Dr. Martens lace-up boots feature a large white Sid Vicious graphic splashed across the upper. Whether you’re a long-time collector or just dipping your toe into the world of limited edition shoe collaborations, start with this short list of hot pairs. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.