3 Sep

Dissecting Kanye’s Shoe Closet

Last week, Kanye gave the Twitter universe a peek into his shoe closet, unsurprisingly, most of the shoes were designed by the man himself. After all, nobody loves Kanye like Kanye loves Kanye. But a couple of pairs stood out.

Asics x Kiko Kostadinov

On the first row, all the way in the upper left corner are the Asics ‘Gel-Burz 1’ Kiko Kostadinov Limeade, the brightest pair in the closet. These shoes were part of the first collaboration between Asics and Kiko Kostadinov. In the meantime, another iteration of the Gel-Burz already dropped. Both versions of the shoe sold out in a matter of minutes. Not to worry, the collaboration doesn’t end there as they showed off another silhouette called the ‘Gel-Delva 1’ on the official Instagram page of Kiko Kostadinov (@kikokostadinov) which is expected to drop this summer.

Tour Kanye's Shoe Closet
Tour Kanye's Shoe Closet

New Balance ‘MADE 990’

On the second row, all the way at the end next to the Balenciaga Triple S, we find a pair of grey New Balance sneakers that are perfectly in line with the dad shoe trend. The exact version is impossible to distinguish from the picture, but most likely they are the latest version of the 990, namely the 990v4. A classic silhouette that has been around since 1982, these staples are for sale on the official website of New Balance. These could also be 1 of the 1500 ‘MADE 990’ pairs that New Balance released in April to honor the heritage of the ‘Made in America’ sneaker.

Tour Kanye's Shoe Closet

Dr. Martens and XT-4

As we get to the last row, there are two pairs that you wouldn’t typically associate with Mr. West. The first pair, requiring no introduction, is the iconic ‘1461’ silhouette from Dr. Martens. Recognizable by the yellow stitching around the sole. More interesting however is the last pair on the right, a collaboration between Salomon and The Broken Arm dubbed the ‘XT-4’. The pair, featuring a color shifting upper ranging from green to red, was the second time Salomon collaborated with the french retailer.

The shoes are still up for sale at The Broken Arm, both on- and offline. The store is a must see when you are in Paris, browse through their selection or head over for a cup of coffee and a bite in The Broken Arm café next door.


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