words // Brandon Richard
The weekend is almost here and that means we're back with the latest celebrity sneaker recap.
Ahead of this weekend's bout against Chael Sonnen, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon "Bones" Jones made the promotional rounds wearing his personal Nike JBJ Free 5.0 TR. The shoe launched last Friday on nike.com and sold out instantly.
Also working to promote a fight this past week was pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather Jr., who will be returning to the ring against Robert Guerrero next Saturday. The self-proclaimed "cash cow" showed up for Monday's official Mayweather Media Day wearing the Engineered Mesh version of the Nike Air Max 95. After a lengthy layoff, does Floyd still have what it takes to maintain his undefeated record?
Today, news broke that Kanye West will be performing on the season finale of Saturday Night Live. Any kind of Kanye news usually generates excitement within the sneaker community, but the possibility of finally hearing some new music has everybody waiting on edge. Earlier this week, Kanye was spotted out with girlfriend Kim Kardashian rocking the Visvim FBT Shaman. He also rocked an all-white pair of Vans Authentics on Tuesday. It'll be pretty interesting to see if Kanye's recent footwear selections (as opposed to his usual Nikes and Jordans) will influence sneakerheads with Swoosh tunnel vision to give other brands a shot.
The week's most popular selections came from the Jordan Brand. People like Victor Cruz, Bow Wow and Terrence J broke out the upcoming "Grape" Retro 5, while Rick Ross, Ashanti and Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon laced up last weekend's "Bugs" Retro 8.
Big Sean in a BAPE x UNDFTD x adidas collaboration, Wahlberg in CP3s, Revis lands in Tampa wearing "Fire Reds" and much more featured in this week's Sole Collector Celebrity Sneaker Watch.
Last week, Wale shut it down with Rayguns, Aquas, Lightnings and XVIs, earning your vote for the 4.19 Sneaker Celebrity of the Week. Who's worthy of top honors this week? Cast your vote below.
Jay-Z - Nike Air Force 180 Mid "Suns"
Rick Ross - Air Jordan Retro 8 "Bugs"
A$AP Rocky - Ewing Athletics 33 Hi
DJ Khaled - Air Jordan Retro 1 "Bulls"
Lance Gross - Air Jordan Retro 1 High OG "Royal"
Vado - Nike Barkley Posite Max "Sixers"
Mark Wahlberg - Jordan CP3.VI
Mark Wahlberg - Air Jordan Retro 3 "Cement"
Terrence J - Air Jordan Retro 5 "Grape"
Jacoby Jones - Nike Air Foamposite One "Fighter Jet"
Future - Air Jordan Retro 4 "Cement"
Future - Air Jordan Retro 7 Black/Red
Floyd Mayweather - Nike Air Max 95 EM "Volt"
Joe Haden - Air Jordan Retro 11 Black/Red
Greg Little - Air Jordan Retro 3 "DTRT"
Josh Gordon - Air Jordan Retro 8 "Bugs"
Darrelle Revis - Air Jordan Retro 5 "Fire Red"
Trinidad James - Air Jordan Retro 12 "Taxi"
Rockie Fresh - Air Jordan Retro 1 High OG "Knicks"
Theophilus London - Air Jordan Retro 6
Omarion - Balenciaga Arena
DJ Clark Kent - Nike LeBron 9 Low "War Vet"
Geno Smith - Balenciaga Arena
Tavon Austin - Air Jordan Retro 13 Black/Red
Fabolous - Nike LeBron 9 Low "112"
Tracy Morgan - adidas Originals Superstar 2
Tracy Morgan - Reebok Pump Omni Lite
Soulja Boy - Air Jordan Retro 7 "Golden Moments"
Soulja Boy - Air Jordan Retro 7 "Olympic"
Soulja Boy - Air Jordan Retro 13 Black/Red
Ben Baller - Air Jordan Retro 4 Black/Cement
Soulja Boy - Ewing Athletics 33 Hi "Jamaica"
Scott Disick - Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukka
Curren$y - Nike Air Force 1 Mid
Georges St. Pierre - Under Armour Spine Bionic
Jon "Bones" Jones - Nike JBJ Free TR 5.0
Sean Kingston - Nike Air Force 1 "Year of the Snake"
Sean Kingston - Nike Barkley Posite Max "Sixers"
Victor Cruz - Air Jordan Retro 5 "Grape"
Victor Cruz - Air Jordan Retro 4 "Toro"
Young Jeezy - Gourmet 35 Lite "Animal"
T.I. - Nike Air Penny V "Dolphins"
T.I. - Nike LeBron X "Cork"
T.I. - Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers
Tiny - Air Jordan Retro 4 Black/Cement
Too Short - Air Jordan Retro 1 Mid "Cool Grey"
Big Boi - Air Jordan Retro 5 "Fire Red"
Jack Black - PUMA Suede Classic Eco
Dame Dash - adidas Originals Pro Model
Gwen Stefani - Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox
Britney Spears - Nike Air Pegasus+ 28 Trail
Big Sean - BAPE x UNDFTD x adidas Originals Campus
Kevin Hart - Air Jordan Retro 11 "Concord"
Adrian Peterson - Air Jordan Retro 13 White/Black
Drake - Air Jordan Retro 1 Mid
Wiz Khalifa - Air Jordan Retro 1 High OG Black/Gold
Kid Cudi - Air Jordan Retro 1 '97 "Playoffs"
Kanye West - Visvim FBT Shaman
Kanye West - Vans Authentic
JaVale McGee - Jordan Son of Mars
2 Chainz - adidas Originals JS Wings "Rainbow"
2 Chainz - Air Jordan Retro 1 High OG Black/Gold
Q-Tip - DJCK x Nike Air Force 1 High "NYC East"
Rev Run - adidas Originals Superstar
Rita Ora - adidas Energy Boost
Diddy - Air Jordan Retro 8
Spike Lee - Cole Haan Lunargrand Saddle by Revive Customs
Ashanti - Air Jordan Retro 8 "Bugs"
Rihanna - Air Jordan Retro 13 White/Black
Jermaine Dupri - Air Jordan Retro 4 "Doernbecher"
Snoop Dogg - adidas Originals Superstar
Snoop Dogg - adidas adi Rise Mid
Bow Wow - Air Jordan Retro 5 "Grape"
Bow Wow - Reebok Question "Black Canvas"