Hip hop and sneaker culture have been closely linked since the mid-80s. From Run DMC to Kanye West, the constant evolution of hip hop fashion has had an impact on which kicks are flying off shelves at retail. With sneakers being a heavy part of their reality, rappers also work shoe references into their bars with great regularity. Before the Wales and Stalleys of the world, there were the Geto Boys and the Leaders of the New School.
For a little history lesson, Complex's Brandon Edler lists 25 Outdated Sneaker References In Rap. Do you have a favorite? Let us know.