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

Wale

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

Wale

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

Wale

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

Wale

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

Kanye West

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

Wale

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

Russell Westbrook

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

Wale

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

Michael Jordan

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

Rihanna

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

Wale

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

Ciara

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

Drake

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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