Looking Back at Desus Nice's Viceland Sneaker Rotation
I thought that putting together a list of sneakers that Desus Nice has worn on Viceland would be a lay-up, a hack for doing nothing at work all day and watch the Bodega Boys got at it. I’d just go through each episode lazily grabbing screenshots and identifying models — but Desus didn’t make it that easy.
Young Chipotle is known for having mad shoes. He wore a different pair for every episode, and his selection goes deep. (In season two he wears a Magnus Alpha POAI Mid. No one knows what that is.) Plus, the way he crosses his ankles makes IDing a pain in the ass.
But the real issue was time. There are over 100 hours of Desus and Mero on Viceland, and only so many hours in a nine-to-five to burn through, so instead we’re looking back at his rotation in 20-episode blocks. It’s not a chronicle of Desus’s rarest wears — it turns out there’s a data-fiend called DesusBloodyShoes who does that already — but rather an honest selection of the pairs in his rotation. Get ready for Timbs, sneakers that look like Timbs, possible Goyard Air Max 1 customs (really, can anyone else see what these are?), and the odd expensive flex.
SEASON ONE, EPISODE ONE
Sneakers: Air Jordan 12 'Black Nylon'
SEASON ONE, EPISODE 20
Sneakers: adidas NMD_R2 'Red'
Guest: Cord Jefferson
SEASON ONE, EPISODE 40
Sneakers: Air Jordan 7 'Barcelona Days'
SEASON ONE, EPISODE 60
Sneakers: Timberland 6 Inch 'Wheat'
SEASON ONE, EPISODE 81
Sneakers: Nike Air Max 95 'Neon'
Guest: Mike Will Made It
SEASON ONE, EPISODE 100
Sneakers: Timberland 6 Inch 'Patent Leather'
Guest: Tom Colicchio
SEASON ONE, EPISODE 120
Sneakers: Coogie x PUMA Clyde
Guest: French Montana
SEASON ONE, EPISODE 141
Sneakers: Nike Air Foamposite One 'Copper'
Guest: Yvonne Orji
SEASON ONE, EPISODE 161
Sneakers: Brain Dead x Vans Era 'Pink'
SEASON ONE, EPISODE 172
Sneakers: Nike Air Max 1 (Possible Goyard Custom)
Guest: Method Man
SEASON TWO, EPISODE ONE
Sneakers: Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Gucci'
Guest: Kenya Barris
SEASON TWO, EPISODE 20
Sneakers: Nike Air More Uptempo 'Flax'
Guest: Erykah Badu
SEASON TWO, EPISODE 40
Sneakers: Air Jordan 7 'Carmine'
Guest: Katie Nolan
SEASON TWO, EPISODE 60
Sneakers: Air Jordan 10 'Cool Grey'
Guest: Karley Sciortino
SEASON TWO, EPISODE 80
Sneakers: Nike Air Force 1 'Hong Kong'
Guest: Kid Fury
SEASON TWO, EPISODE 100
Sneakers: Opening Ceremony x Timberland Waterbuck Convenience Boot
Guest: Martellus Bennett
SEASON 2, EPISODE 120
Sneakers: Nike Air Trainer SC High 'Liche Blue'
Guest: J. Prince
SEASON TWO, EPISODE 135
Sneakers: NERD x adidas Hu NMD TR 'Homecoming'
Guests: Vashtie, Charlamagne tha God, Mike Francesa and Crissle