We all know Ali for his standout roles in Moonlight, Luke Cage, and his highly missed breakout performance in House of Cards, but did you know that he used to be a college basketball player? While shopping the most coveted sneaker grails at Stadium Goods in New York City, the actor opened up about his favorite shoes to hoop in back in the day, surprisingly including the Nike Air Tech Challenge II "Clay Blue."
The upcoming True Detective season 3 star, also spoke on moving away from sneakers when going on Hollywood auditions due to the chance of not being taken seriously, but because of the merge of high-end fashion and the sneaker culture, he admits that perception has finally changed. Watch the full episode of Sneaker Shopping above, and see what kicks Mahershala Ali cops.
After, view a previous episode with JB Smooth explaining the perfect shoe to rock when creating.