FIRST: A Brief History Of Celebrities To Debut Sneakers First


The perks of being famous certainly include receiving early pairs and we take a brief look at the history of celebrities who were the first to debut select sneakers.

If you’re not aware, a lot of kicks produced as samples are made in a size 9. So any celebrity with the right connections and clout who may wear that size, such as Wale, you can definitely be the first one to debut a lot of sneakers that are about to come out.

But as much as Wale has been snapped as the first to debut a lot of sneakers, particular Foamposites, he isn’t the only one to make a significant impact on this list. Just take a look to see for yourself!

Kanye West

Sneaker: Nike Air Yeezy (Unreleased Colorway)
Date: 2/18/2008


Sneaker: Nike Foamposite One ‘Copper’
Date: 2/1/2010


Sneaker: Nike Foamposite Pro ‘Pine Green’
Date: 2/1/2011

Kanye West

Sneaker: Nike Air Yeezy 2 (Unreleased Colorway)
Date: 4/17/2011

Kanye West

Sneaker: Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Platinum”
Date: 8/28/2011


Sneaker: Nike Air Penny V “Dolphins”
Date: 4/10/2012


Sneaker: Nike KD V “DMV”
Date: 10/30/2012

Kanye West

Sneaker: Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”
Date: 6/10/2013


Sneaker: Nike Foamposite One “Safari”
Date: 8/13/2013

Russell Westbrook

Sneaker: Jordan V Retro “Doernbecher”
Date: 9/9/2013


Sneaker: Nike Foamposite One ‘Metallic Silver’
Date: 10/25/2013

Michael Jordan

Sneaker: Jordan 11 Retro Low “Concord”
Date: 11/13/2013


Sneaker: Tisci x Nike Air Force 1 High ‘White’
Date: 3/3/2014

Russell Westbrook

Sneaker: Jordan Shine ‘Red’
Date: 5/7/2014

DJ Khaled

Sneaker: Sole Fly x Jordan 3 Retro
Date: 5/24/2014

DJ Khaled

Sneaker: Jordan 6 Retro “Spiz’ike”
Date: 5/31/2014


Sneaker: LeBron 12 “NSRL”
Date: 7/14/2014


Sneaker: Tisci x Nike Air Force 1 Boot ‘Vachetta Tan’
Date: 9/15/2014


Sneaker: Jordan 13 Retro ‘Reflective’
Date: 9/16/2014

LeBron James

Sneaker: LeBron 12 Lifestyle Black/Challenge Red
Date: 9/16/2014


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  • The Reginald

    “celebrities” debuting their own signature shoe should be taken off this list i.e. lebron, kanye, and MJ. they are the ones supposed to be debuting the shoe on or off their respective field of play.

  • Tom Haverford

    Totally agree with The Reginald. Instead you could have added Trinidad James with the LeBron XIs.

  • T-Dog

    Wale…Dude is irrelevant as a rapper. At least Nike keeps sending him ish though…

  • Guillaume Pilon


    its a kanye wale topic



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