Adidas allegiance be damned, Kanye West simply can’t cease carrying Nike. Yeezy himself has now been noticed carrying the upcoming Comme des Garçons’ Foamposite, marking the fourth time this 12 months’s he’s been seen in public carrying items from Adidas’ high rival.
Simply over a 12 months in the past, West used an interview with Nick Cannon as a chance to plead his case for wearing Nike, regardless of his Adidas deal reportedly incomes him $191 million in 2020. “In my Adidas contract, [I] ought to undoubtedly have the ability to put on Jordans,” he stated. “Jordans have to be part of reparations. You may’t inform a Black man to not put on Jordans. It needs to be in any deal. And likewise, you may put on your pal’s garments.”
Whether or not or not Adidas has signed off on West participating in sportswear treason stays unclear, however he’s gone forward worn the Swoosh quite a few instances this 12 months with none obvious penalties.
Kanye’s Nike file — West famously left Nike for Adidas in 2013, and up till this 12 months he’d been good about staying trustworthy to his associate in Yeezy. That each one modified in June, when West dedicated a cardinal sneakerhead sin by pairing his Adidas Yeezy Foam Runner with Nike crew socks.
Quickly after, West sported Nike trackpants throughout a livestream of the making of his album Donda. Then, in a commercial for the album made at the side of Apple Music, the very first shot featured a pair of Nike monitor spikes earlier than the digicam panned as much as reveal Nike runner Sha’Carri Richardson. The primetime slot would have been unimaginable for Adidas to disregard, because the slot debuted throughout the NBA Finals.
The final time West had been noticed in Nike was in late September, as Heron Preston posted a photograph to Instagram that includes Kanye carrying his collaborative Nike gloves. That was really the lone time he wore his pal’s garments, and we’ve but to see West put on the Air Jordans with which he made his ardour for clear. At this level, it appears like West must burn a pair of Adidas sneakers whereas carrying Nike to ensure that the model do do something about his flouting of allegiances.