Rita Ora appeared on the latest episode of Complex's Sneaker Shopping to flaunt her footwear knowledge. The singer’s roots as a sneakerhead go deeper than many may know. She cut her teeth working at premier UK retailer size? as a teen, where she got a taste for Jays and classic sneakers, resulting her present-day garage full of pairs.
As for sneaker tastes, Ora has strong feelings about AJ13s, waxes lyrical about the significance of Dizzee Rascal's mention of Air Force 1s in Fix Up, Look Sharp, and gets super awkward about being pigeon-holed with women’s colourways. When Joe La Puma says, ‘We’ll get to Jordans later, but this is the women’s section,’ her face says it all:
When it comes time to buy, the popstar sneakerhead shows love to frequent collaborator adidas by grabbing NMDs, Alexander Wang’s Run Clean and Pharrell’s Tennis Hu, as well as some new Air Max 97s and classic Air Jordan 1s.
You can see the full episode here.