Cudi’s been sporting Jays since before he was gaining momentum as a hip-hop artist and they seem to be an essential that’s always in his footwear rotation. The best part about his selection of Jordans is how diverse they are. One day he’s got the full-blown rockstar look going with a pair of Black Cat 4s and the next he might be repping the Raptor 7s.
What’s so inspirational about Kid Cudi’s affinity for Jordans isn’t the fact that he has all the classics, but the fact that he pairs them with other classic essentials – allowing people to take note of his ultra-curated look.
Yes, his style obviously has a glamorous edge to it, but it also has this preppy appeal, which alludes to the simplicity of it all. That being said, this isn’t the Hamptons sort of preppy, this style has the Cudi flair that few can actually replicate.
Up, Up, and Away
Known to break out some of the most impressive sneakers to ever release, Mr. Cudder’s got the wardrobe essentials to pair with them. In fact, his style is so timeless that he’s dressing for the future, while paying homage to the past – all at the same time.
Putting together some of the most eclectic finds in fashion, Kid Cudi worked for A Bathing Ape during his early tenure living in New York City, which would certainly explain his affinity for rocking the iconic camo print almost everywhere he goes. He’s also had a series of clothing collaborations with the brand that released with him appearing in the classic BAPE character motif along with the infamous Baby Milo graphic. You’ll see him repping the brand with everything from hyped Jordans and Vans to high-end designer labels like Golden Goose Deluxe Brand sneakers.
Breaking out some of the most grailed sneakers of all time, Kid Cudi breaks out everything from the famed Nike Air MAGs, Yeezys (both Nike and adidas) and even the Louis Vuitton Don – all of which make sense, as it was Kanye himself that helped propel his career, eventually putting him on the map for the G.O.O.D music label.
Kid Cudi’s style with these sneakers is impossibly simple – usually consisting of neutral fitted tees and selvedge denim.