words // Brandon Richard
With 2012 in the books, it's time for the first celebrity sneaker recap of the new year.
Like Watch the Throne collaborator Kanye West, Jay-Z was spotted rocking the Nike Air Force 180 Mid at a Brooklyn Nets game. Singer Chris Brown had a busy week in classic retros from the Jordan Brand and Reebok. Wale joined adidas for a private concert at the US Army All-American Bowl. Vanessa Hudgens was seen getting fit in FILA runners.
LeBron and Fab celebrated the new year in Balenciaga; Cudi put cement on the red carpet; Trinidad rocked Play Cloths; and Kim felt liberated in Nike Frees. Check out these kicks and more in today's Sole Collector Celebrity Sneaker Watch.
A familiar result in 2012, Wale earned your vote for the 12.28.12 Sneaker Celebrity of the Week. Which celeb takes the top spot to start the new year? Cast your vote below.
Kid Cudi - Air Jordan Retro 3 "Cement"
Adrienne Bailon - Air Jordan Retro 9 "Cool Grey"
Chris Brown - Air Jordan Retro 3 "Cement"
Chris Brown - Air Jordan Retro 11 Black/Red
Chris Brown - Reebok ES 22
Rihanna - Nike Air Force 1 DCN Military Boot
Don C - Nike Air Force 180 Mid "Suns"
Teyana Taylor - Air Jordan Retro 10 "Chicago"
Allyson Felix - Air Jordan Retro 1 "Gucci"
Stevie Johnson - Nike Air Foamposite One "Stealth"
Cee-Lo Green - Nike Air Force 1
Kendrick Lamar - Air Jordan Retro 11 Black/Red
Chris Martin - adidas TS Heat Check
T.I. - Nike Air Max Hyperposite "Team Brown"
Macklemore - Nike Zoom Rookie "Memphis Express"
Victor Cruz - Air Jordan Retro 11 Black/Red
Dr. Dre - Nike Air Force 1
Curren$y - adidas Originals Pro Model
Yo Gotti - Nike Air Foamposite One "Polarized Pink"
Fabolous - Balenciaga Arena
Wale - Big Sean x adidas Originals Pro Model 2.0 "Detroit Players"
Bow Wow - Air Jordan Retro 4 "Thunder"
LeBron James - Balenciaga Arena
Joe Haden - Nike Kobe 8 System "Sulfur"
The Game - Air Jordan Retro 11 Black/Red
The Game - Nike Air Max 95 Black/Volt
The Game - Nike Lunar Hyperdunk
Kat Graham - adidas Originals JS Instinct Hi
Stalley - Air Jordan Retro 1 "Bulls"
Dwyane Wade - Li-Ning Way of Wade Black/Red
Ace Hood - Air Jordan Retro 9 "Doernbecher"
Trinidad James - Play Cloths x Saucony Shadow 5000 "Precious Metals"
Soulja Boy - Air Jordan Retro 7 "Golden Moments"
Soulja Boy - Nike Air Force 1
Shawn Stockman - Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Sway Calloway - Air Jordan XX1 PE
Schoolboy Q - Air Jordan Retro 6 "Golden Moments"
Vanessa Hudgens - FILA Swyft
Kim Kardashian - Liberty x Nike Free Run + 2
Jay-Z - Nike Air Force 180 Mid "Photo Blue"