5. The Pack, “Vans”
Before “Damn, Daniel!” became a meme, before the Kevin Durant and James Harden curses, before Based God began soliciting creepy foot flicks on social media, Lil B’s group the Pack worshipped Vans sneakers that look like… sneakers.
4. Riff Raff, “Tip Toe Wing in My Jawwdinz”
Every footwear enthusiast knows tiptoeing in a pair of Js is a one-way express ticket to Creaseville. We call bullshit, Jody Highroller.
3. Meek Mill featuring Rick Ross and Swizz Beatz, “Reebok Back”
Nothing classic about this forgettable remix that turned a Tupac Shakur dedication into sponsored content.
2. Nelly featuring Kyjuan, Ali, and Murphy Lee, “Air Force Ones”
A$AP Rocky and Nelly each recently took credit for popularizing Air Force Ones. But if you didn’t have at least two purrrr of Uptowns prior to this 2002 St. Lunatics record, you definitely weren’t about that sneakerhead life.
1. Mike WiLL Made-It featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J, “23”
Hannah Montana rapping about Wolf Grey Jordan 5s? Don’t believe the hype(beast)!