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This Day in Sneaker History // Kanye West Releases Graduation

This Day in Sneaker History // Kanye West Releases Graduation

Ten years ago on this day in sneaker history, Kanye West released his third studio album, Graduation . No he did not release a Yeezy on this day and no did he did not sign with Nike on this day. However, he did put out the album that blossomed him into the face of footwear and men’s fashion for the decade that’s followed since. How’d he get there and how’d he get us here? Let’s look back. The College Dropout Kanye West in the Air Jordan 4 “Classic Green” West challenged trends both socially and stylistically on his debut, The College Dropout . Rapping about Jesus and doing so in Ralph Lauren, the prep look propelled by early day Ye wasn’t so much a new look for fashion but rather a new look for that of a hip-hop artist. The first rapper with a Benz and a backpack was merging trends of Native Tongues artistry with that of post-Shiny Suit era flash, putting stars of each sph...

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