6. Kanye West
Who And Why: Rapper, producer, designer, an actual real-life influencer
Years Of Influence: 2000-present
In today’s sneaker world, there’s not much more excitement to be had than when a pair of Yeezys drop. You could also say that the excitement over Jordans is drafting off of him, too, because he’s always seen rocking 1s or 4s. His whole style and persona has had so much influence over sneakerheads and fashion enthusiasts alike. Last I counted, not too many people are doing shoes with the Swoosh and Louis Vuitton.