Thanks to the rise of celebrity collaborations over the past decade, sneaker culture has blossomed as one of the most coveted sectors in the fashion industry. From Drake’s close relationship to Nike to Virgil Abloh’s rare Off-White x Nike collaborations, your favorites love showing off their fresh kicks just as much as they love designing them.
This week, Saweetie shows off her fresh kicks during NBA’s All-Star Weekend in Chicago, while the late Pop Smoke‘s affinity for designer brands is honored. Here, Billboard Style compiled a list of some of music’s all-stars sporting the hottest sneakers over the past week.
Kanye West & J. Cole: YEEZY Basketball Quantum & Puma RS-X
J. Cole sent stray shots at Kanye on 4 Your Eyez Only standout “False Prophets” back in 2016, but the pair of rap titans seem to be back on good terms as they sat together courtside at the NBA All-Star Game in Chicago on Feb. 16. West donned the first edition of his YEEZY Basketball series, while Cole opted to rep for PUMA as a new ambassador.
Saweetie: Air Jordan 1 “NC to Chi”
Saweetie stepped out with her boo for a date night at the NBA All-Star Game in the Chi. With Quavo representing the late Kobe Bryant, the “ICY GRL” rhymer put on for Michael Jordan in the city he once ruled over.
DJ Khaled: OVO Air Jordan 11
Khaled brought a ton of heat with him to frigid Chicago. The We the Best mogul flexed on all of us with a super rare OVO Air Jordan 11 sample that only Drake and a few OVO team members may have gotten their hands on.
Chance the Rapper: Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 992 “No Emotions Are Emotions”
New Balance was well-represented during All-Star Weekend, with basketball star Kawhi Leonard taking home MVP honors and Chance the Rapper rocking the halftime show in a pair of the Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 992 collaboration designed by his fellow Chitown creative.
2 Chainz: Nike Dunk Low Off-White “Pine Green” (slide two)
Chainz brought out the heavy green mink coat to brave Chicago’s icebox for the All-Star Weekend. It was only right he went with the Off-White Dunks on his feet to appease his love of streetwear and luxurious designer brands.
Offset: Air Jordan 1 “Reverse Shattered Backboard”
With Culture III on the way, Offset stepped off his private jet following some fun in the sky with Cardi B to stunt in a puffy orange jacket and matching Jordan 1s. We’ve already seen Set flex in the original Shattered Backboards, so it comes as no surprise to see the sneaker savant reach into his collection and change things up.
Curren$y: A Bathing Ape Bapesta Ghostbusters
Curren$y posted up in his collectible toy car room, where he rocked a Bape crewneck with a pair of the glossy Ghostbuster Bapestas while also surrounded by various Bathing Ape accessories. Can he just give us an updated tour of his closet already?
DaBaby: Air Jordan 3 “Red Cement”
Whenever a new Air Jordan drops, it seems to automatically end up in DaBaby’s closet — or wherever he might be in the world. Baby travels in style this week, as he headed from the cold to sunny Los Angeles in some cozy sweats and the recently released scarlet 3s.
Pop Smoke: Chanel Low Top Trainer “Triple Black”
We honor the life of Pop Smoke and his affinity for designer brands by including his final Instagram post — made hours before his tragic murder — in our roundup. The social media post finds the Brooklyn native enjoying life out in Beverly Hills while rocking a pair of charcoal Chanel sneakers. R.I.P, Pop Smoke.
ALMA: Balenciaga Triple S Sneakers
ALMA hit Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage in style earlier this week while on tour with Tove Lo. She donned a pair of the popular lime-green Balenciaga Triple S sneakers, which matched her signature neon hairstyle. The Finnish pop singer is gearing up to drop her Have U Seen Her? album this spring.
Lil Baby: Air Jordan 1 “NC to Chi”
With his My Turn album slated to arrive next week, Lil Baby made a trip up to NYC for an early press run. The rapper looks over the Big Apple skyline from his apartment’s balcony as he keeps things casual in a pair of the multicolored “NC to Chi” Jordan 1s.