While sneaker heads will gladly stand on line for hours waiting on the latest Jordans or Air Yeezys, there are some kicks that just should never have been made. While we understand that it’s a recession and rappers need to multi-task to get paid, endorsing a wack sneaker ends up doing more damage in the long run. Our peeps at TheBVX ran down the 5 Worst Signature sneakers in hip-hop and we can’t really disagree with them.
When photos of Snoop Dogg’s new Adidas Originals Freemont Mid sneaker dropped this month, neither rap fans or sneakerheads were too excited about them. It’s tough to blame them because while the kicks aren’t flat out ugly, they don’t hold a candle to high-profile rap sneaks like Kanye’s Air Yeezys with Nike or Jay-Z’s Gucci-inspired S. Carters with Reebok. Even non-major label rap acts like MF DOOM and DJ Clark Kent have netted classics with Nike. But don’t let the highlights fool you — hip-hop’s history of collaborating with shoe companies hasn’t always been pretty and we’ve the wack shoes to prove it: