5 Celebrity Sneakerheads (Plus Their Perfect OY Pairings)

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5 Celebrity Sneakerheads (Plus Their Perfect OY Pairings)

Looking like a stunner starts and ends with the perfect footwear. But without sleek threads to match, your look can fall flat. These celebrities are some of the most prominent sneakerheads thanks to their flawless kicksand their knack for cultivating iconic styles from head to toe. We’ve curated some star-inspired pairings featuring our favorite Oy Brand pieces. Read on for some fandom-worthy inspiration to complete any sharp new sneaker set.

1. Wale

This Washington D.C. rapper is widely considered sneaker royalty. He is a bona-fide collector who has been on the scene since long before the trend caught fire. Wale’s prominence means he is in high demand as a sneaker model, and many know him as the face of Nike Foamposites. He remains a respected force behind many sneaker design collaborations with big-name brands such as Asics. Plus, he kills it on Instagram, where he oftenposts about his self-proclaimed obsession. The true hallmark of Wale’s sneakerhead status? Much of his music references shoes (Complex even published an entire guide dedicated to hislyrical sneaker references).

“Take this good advice / If they're gonna judge you for life / Say we can't always be fly / We gon' be good long as them sneakers white.”

Inspired Look (OY-style):If the above photo is any indication, we’re pretty sure Wale -- or his fans -- would rock our new letterman-style jacket (look for itcoming soon on our online store!).

Photo source: Fashion Bomb Daily

2. Spike Lee

Spike Lee may have played a New York Knicks and Air Jordans superfan in his iconic late-80s role as Mars Blackmon inShe’s Gotta Have It, but the character he wrote is not a far cry from his real-life persona. The fictional Blackmon isoften credited with turning the sneaker game around and inspiring early sneakerhead culture. The film director also paid tribute to classic basketball shoes in his late-90s titleHe Got Game.Lee himself is regularly seen courtside at Knicks games sporting custom Jordans.

Inspired Look (OY-style):Any Lee (or Mars Blackmon)-inspired look has got to give a nod to the blue and orange. OurStriped Leather Patch Beanie in Royal Blue and White reps the Knicks while pairing well with your kicks.

Photo source: Boxden.com

3. Pharrell

Musician and producer Pharrell Williams has another title to add to his resume: sneaker connoisseur and collaborator. Pharrell’s name is attached to his ownAdidas Human Race line, and he has also designed several pairs of Adidas Originals. His newest footwear styles will be released to the public this spring when the new Pharrell x Adidas NMD HU collection debuts.

Inspired Look (OY-style):From the ground up, Pharrell is a trendy guy whose wardrobe pairings include lots of layered eclectic prints. OurOY Short Sleeve V-Neck Tee in classic black makes for the perfect base layer under your favorite unique outerwear and is a subtle complement to any pair of statement sneaks.

Photo source: D’Marge

4. Mark Wahlberg

Marky Mark enjoys a high-profile friendship with Michael Jordan himself, so it’s no surprise he’s been on the receiving end of many gifted Air Jordan pairs. Wahlberg is even in the process of designinghis own Jordan collection. The new shoes will be yet another addition to his personal collection of more than 130 rare and classic pairs (rumored to be valued at more than $100,000).

Inspired Look (OY-style): Known for his casual style, Mark Wahlberg is often seen wearing graphic cotton tees. Our athleticLac Bull Blue Short Sleeve Tee in white is the perfect fit for a comfortable yet classy closet.

Photo source: KicksOnFire.com

5. DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled has an entire, truly majesticroom dedicated to his sneaker collection… enough said.

He takes great pride in his sneaker closet, which features everything from personalized shoes to rare pairs. It even boasts its own sliding ladder for access to the highest shelves. It’s no wonder DJ Khaled is regularly featured in theCelebrity Sneaker Stalker column by Complex.

Inspired Look (OY-style):DJ Khaled rocks casual looks from tracksuits to hoodies. OurKing OY French Hoodie would be no exception.

Photo source: Sneaker Freaker

Featured image source: Green Label Collective


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