Brand: Adidas, Yeezy
Whether you are talking about right now or the history of rapper collaborations in the sneaker industry, it is hard to argue Kanye West’s spot at the top. From his timeless Air Yeezy classics with Nike to his billion dollar Yeezy empire with Adidas, West has truly changed the sneaker world and will likely continue to do so.
As far as this power ranking goes, we are focusing a bit more on the now and West’s doings with the Three Stripes. We all know about the Yeezy Boost 350 v2 and its seemingly endless array of neutral color schemes. It has been said time and time again, the 350 is quickly turning into the newest generation of sneakerhead’s Air Jordan 1 or Adidas Superstar.
All that being said, Kanye might have an even better 2020 ahead of him. It appears that there is no sign of the 350 slowing down and West has a number of new silhouettes to work with as well. Between the Yeezy Boost 380, the 700v3, and the cost-efficient Foam Runner, Kanye’s stranglehold at the top of this list is not likely to loosen any time soon. -Ben Felderstein