As much as we might try and resist it, the fact is that most of us mortals take sartorial inspo from famous faces. From athletes to artists, copycatting celebrities is a favorite human pastime. And there’s perhaps no wardrobe element more prone to imitation than the sneaker. Whether it’s rappers sporting friends and family edition Jordans or budget-friendly kicks approved-by-actors, shopping-by-celebrity is a wilderness of want.
Which is why we got together with resale platform and sneaker expert GOAT, to pull together the celebrity style moments that caught our eye, identify the sneakers they were wearing, and give you the opportunity to shop them. And in a rare occurrence when it comes to celeb footwear choices — this month’s choices are all available for under $300. Download the GOAT app to shop sneakers and apparel.
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The first woman to own a store on LA’s streetwear haven Fairfax Avenue, designer Melody Ehsani has worked with Nike on a number of collab sneakers, including a design for last year’s “Fearless” pack. More recently, the pair linked for the Melody Ehsani x Air Jordan SP “Cherry,” a modern update on the very first Jordan silhouette made for women. And who better to do it? Ehsani is also seen donning the 2015 Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Bred” sneaker below, which was released in celebration of the brand’s 30th anniversary.
A$AP Ferg is no stranger to an exceptional sneaker rotation, so it was only right to include him here. It’s not all about statement-making pieces when it comes to celebrity styles. And here’s proof — A$AP Ferg opting for the Air Force 1 ’07, a modern refresh of the OG classic, as well as a pair of Old Skool Low Vans. Grab some pink laces if you want to go full Ferg.
California-born rapper YG also keeps things simple with the Nike Cortez, a shoe designed by Bill Bowerman and first released in 1972. The Cortez’s relationship with hip hop is storied, having been worn by the likes of Eazy-E and treated to a collab edition courtesy of Kendrick Lamar.
It’s not the first time Aleali May has featured in this series, and that’s with good reason. When it comes to women styling coveted sneakers, May is one individual leading the charge. In a shot from her Insta, she’s seen opting for this year’s reissue of the Dunk Low “Plum.”
New York-born influencer and dancer Alani Figueroa is better known by her wuzg00d Instagram handle. She’s also known for her color-heavy, vivid outfit choices. When styling such looks, it can help to go minimal on the footwear front. Which is exactly what Figueroa does below with the icon-merging adidas Superstan.
As you’ll now be aware, hip hop artists wearing Jordans is a recurring theme. Lil Baby makes use of his assumedly small foot size to don the women’s Air Jordan 1 “UNC to Chicago,” another one from this year’s All-Star Weekend. Blending two iconic colors of Jordan Brand history, the sneaker pays homage to Michael Jordan’s college days.
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