words // Brandon Richard
From Jay-Z to Wale, it's once again time to take a look back at the last week in celebrity sneaker sightings.
On Thursday, Jay-Z released his twelfth album Magna Carta...Holy Grail exclusively on Samsung Galaxy mobile devices. To celebrate the drop, Jay and several of his industry friends gathered for the official release party at Pier 41 in Brooklyn. As he has in weeks past, Jay laced up the clean, all-white Converse Pro Leather collaboration with Ace Hotel. With Converse, we see celebrities lacing up Chucks every week, but it's nice to see some of the brand's other iconic silhouettes getting love as well.
The week's big sneaker event was the 2013 BET Awards, held last Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Stealing all headlines was Chris Brown, who opened up the show alongside a group of dancers all laced up in the upcoming Reebok Shaqnosis. You can check out the full 2013 BET Awards Sneaker Watch feature here.
It's no surprise that the sneaker of the week is the upcoming "Toro" Air Jordan 4 Retro release. People like J. Cole, Dwyane Wade and Fat Joe rocked their pairs this week and you can expect to see plenty more throughout the summer.
Wale in "Weathermans," Nelly laces up the Air Revolution, Mike Epps hoops in Kobe IVs and much more in this week's Sole Collector Celebrity Sneaker Watch.
Last week, Wale's customs by JBF and Elite LeBrons helped him earn your vote for 6.28 Sneaker Celebrity of the Week. He makes a strong case again this week, so cast your vote below and let us know if he did enough to repeat as champ.
J. Cole - Air Jordan 4 Retro "Toro"
Wale - Nike LeBron X PS Elite "Total Crimson"
Wale - Nike Air Foamposite One "Weatherman"
Wale - Nike MAG
Jim Jones - Air Jordan 8 Retro "Suns"
T.I. - Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers
T.I. - Nike Air Trainer Max '91 "Bo Jackson"
Dwyane Wade - Air Jordan 4 Retro "Toro"
LL Cool J - adidas Originals Superstar
Mike Epps - Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Black Toe"
Stalley - Nike LeBron 9 Low WBF
Stalley - Nike LeBron X EXT Suede "Hazelnut"
Diddy - Balenciaga Low-Top Running Shoes
Christina Milian - Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Justin Timberlake - Jordan Son of Low "Cement"
Robert Pattinson - Balenciaga Low-Top Sneakers
Method Man - Nike LeBron X "All-Star"
Victor Cruz - Air Jordan 3 Retro
Curren$y - Nike Air Max Uptempo
Nelly - Nike Air Revolution
Usher - Maison Martin Margiela Sude Panel Sneakers
Nate Robinson - Air Jordan 4 Retro LS "Mist Blue"
Nick Young - Air Jordan 8 Retro "Aqua"
Big Boi - Air Jordan 5 Retro "Black Grape"
Macklemore - Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Royal"
Fat Joe - Air Jordan 4 Retro "Toro"
Trinidad James - Air Jordan 4 Retro "Toro"
Trinidad James - Air Jordan 9 Retro DB
Trinidad James - Nike Air Yeezy
Jay-Z - Ace Hotel x Converse Pro Leather
Timberland - Nike Air Force 1 Low
Ace Hood - Air Jordan 3 Retro '88 "Cement"
Ace Hood - Giuseppe Zanotti Double-Zip Sneakers
Michael Strahan - Onitsuka Tiger Runspark
Ashanti - Air Jordan 5 Retro GS
Ashanti - Air Jordan 11 Retro Low "Pink Snakeskin"
Soulja Boy - Nike Air Foamposite Pro "Army Camo"
Soulja Boy - Supra Vaider "3M"
Soulja Boy - Supra Vaider "White"
Psy - Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Chief Keef - Nike Air Force 1
Chief Keef - Nike Air Max 95 EM "Beaches of Rio"
Swizz Beatz - Reebok Shaq Attaq
Birdman - Nike Air Force 1
Swizz Beatz - Reebok Shaq Attaq Black/Blue
Teyana Taylor - Air Jordan 11 Retro Black/Red
Bobby Valentino - Air Jordan 4 Retro Black/Cement
Soulja Boy - Radii Straight Jacket VLC "Cement"
Mike Epps - Nike Zoom Kobe IV "Rice"
Chris Brown - Air Jordan XX8 "Red Camo"
Tyga - Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Royal"
Sean Kingston - Air Jordan 12 Retro White/Red
Sean Kingston - Giuseppe Zanotti Double-Zip Sneakers
Yo Gotti - Air Jordan 4 Retro "Toro"
Trinidad James - Air Jordan 9 Retro "Bentley Ellis"
Smack White - Air Jordan 4 Retro "Toro"
Big Sean - adidas Originals Pro Model
Bow Wow - adidas Mutombo
Bow Wow - Reebok Question "#1 Pick"