Sneaker Style Profile: Lil Wayne
Name: Lil Wayne
Brand of choice: Supra
Staple pair: Supra Spectre Chimera
Surprises: This man cannot surprise anyone, because he's set the bar so high for madness. The Forfex Moon Boots covered in green goop he wore in 'The Motto' video were perhaps his most talked about footwear moment, but we think the one time he wore plain red Nike Blazers was more of an aberration.
The mere notion that Lil Wayne has 'style' is going to draw the ire of a few sneakerheads, but they have to accept the troof – Weezy F Baby does have style, his own style. Whether you think that style is brilliant or whack is another thing, but Tunechi doesn't care about you because he believes in his steez and he's already got millions of disciples emulating him. Not to mention the fact that bad style is better than no style...
If Kanye West initiated the rap world in camp fashion with popped collars on pink polos, Lil Wayne took us all to the sauna – he was an early adopter of Jeremy Scott's teddy bear sneakers, doesn't seem interested in shoes with less than 72 bright colours on them, and has even worn women's zebra print jeggings. Fortune favours the brave, and Weezy continues to make a fortune, so all these haters can try to knock him but they won't knock him off his hinges. Perhaps that's because he's already so damn unhinged, he's a risk taker and Supra clearly loved that about him, signing him up to a signature sneaker deal for the new Spectre Line. We've seen some mad creations come out of this range already, with the Chimera the prime time mind blower. The partnership has worked well, especially as Wayne has turned all his leisure time to skating and is infiltrating the skate wear world with his Trukfit apparel brand. When he's not suiting up in Supra, Weezy has shown a penchant for anything beefy by adidas Originals, has donned Louis Vuitton Acapulcos just to remind everyone he's got his paper right, and reps plenty of lusted after Jordan retros. Enjoy the colourful gallery above to get a feel for Dwayne Carter, Jr's shoe game.