#WearTheMessage: 20 Shoe Models Embraced by the Hip Hop Community

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20. Air Yeezy II (Red October)

The Air Yeezy Is were also pretty popular, but we've included these on this list because they were super rare and it was Kanye's last collaboration with Nike before he went on a rant, partnered with Adidas and made everyone think deeply about validation from the mainstream. We'll probably catch a little flack from true-school heads who think this was really fodder for hypebeasts, but next time you find yourself snickering at these kids in Yeezys, just look at your own sneakers and think about these words: "But it ain't Ralph, though."


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