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10 Celebrity Sneaker Endorsers Who Still Wear Other Brands

words // Brandon Richard

Unlike deals drawn up for professional athletes, celebrity sneaker endorsements typically aren't exclusive ventures. Entertainers are paid to wear and promote a brand's footwear and apparel, but often show up to events wearing product by rival brands. This isn't necessarily the wrong approach though. In fact, we contend that endorsers wearing multiple brands is actually a good thing.

How many celebrities have strayed away from the brands they pitch for? We've put together a list of 10 recent examples. Check it out and let us know if you see a problem with celebrity endorsers mixing things up.

 

Big Sean // Endorses adidas, Wears Vans / Nike / Jordan

The Detroit Player is about as loyal to adidas as a celebrity endorser can be, but he switches things up from time to time. He particularly likes to wear designs by his friend Kanye West, which shouldn't be much of an issue by the end of the year.

Big Sean wearing adidas & Vans

 

Tyga // Endorses Reebok, Wears Nike / Jordan

To his credit, he wore T-Rawws damn near everywhere he went for about a year. However, he occasionally stepped out in Yeezys and hooped in Jordans. The T-Raww 2 was supposed to launch this month, so it'll be interesting to see if Tyga and Reebok are still linked together.

Tyga wearing Reebok & Nike

 

Kanye West // Endorses adidas, Wears Nike

It's his own shoe, so it's understandable. But he's been spotted wearing adidas exactly one time since his deal was announced back in December. Perhaps he's just waiting for his own launch to fully embrace the stripes.

Kanye West wearing adidas & Nike

 

Kanye West // Endorsed Nike, Wore adidas

Of course, 'Ye also stepped out in adidas a few times while he was designing Nikes. You're never going to get this guy to settle down in one brand.

Kanye West wearing Nike & adidas

 

Justin Bieber // Endorses adidas NEO, Wears Supra / Vans

The troubled pop star is the face of adidas' youth-focused NEO line, but has been a loyal wearer of Supra for years.

Justin Bieber wearing adidas & Supra

 

Teyana Taylor // Endorsed adidas, Wore Nike / Jordan

Teyana wasn't featured in global campaigns, but she worked on her own adidas shoe and was preparing to drop the second colorway before the relationship abuptly ended last year. She was always an Air Jordan kind of girl though, and made sure to show us that throughout her time as part of the adidas family.

Teyana Taylor wearing adidas & Jordan

 

Wiz Khalifa // Endorses Converse, Wears ASICS / Nike / Jordan

Wiz hasn't given up on his Converse collection, but he's mostly been seen wearing Jordans and Forces lately. He even broke out a pair of ASICS for a pre-Grammy event last month.

Wiz Khalifa wearing Converse & ASICS

 

Heidi Klum // Endorses New Balance, Wears Supra

The German supermodel has been successfully rolling out women's sportswear collections with New Balance since 2010. However, when Heidi isn't working out, she's almost always laced up in Supra.

Heidi Klum wearing New Balance & Supra

 

Rick Ross // Endorsed Reebok, Wore Jordan

Ross became one of Reebok's most high-profile endorsers when he inked a deal with the brand two years ago. Unfortunately, controversial lyrics and uproar from protestors led to his release last April. The irony is that he's probably worn more Reebok since being dropped than he did while officially part of the team.

Rick Ross wearing Reebok & Jordan

 

Meek Mill // Endorses PUMA, Wears Nike / Jordan

Meek has been pitching for PUMA since late-2012, but hasn't completely distanced himself from Jordans. He does stick with his brand for the most part though, and this partnership has worked out way better than his old alliance with Reebok.

Meek Mill wearing PUMA & Jordan

 

Lil' Wayne // Endorses Supra, Wears Jordan

No less than four models make up Weezy's Supra Spectre line, but that doesn't stop him from wearing other brands. He can frequently be spotted sitting courtside at NBA games in the latest Jordan retros.

Lil' Wayne wearing Supra & Jordan

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POSTED Oct 29, 2014 - 11 hours ago
WORDS BRANDON RICHARD
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