Sean Price Talks Sneakers with Complex.com
Sean Price sat down with J La Puma from Complex to talk Kicks and more
Complex: Would Sean Price ever be caught rocking Vans, the type the hipsters would wear?
Sean Price: Nah. I’m older, and I’m not even a sneaker collector, I’m a sneaker wearer, let’s get that clear. I wear everything I cop. If I didn’t wear them yet, I didn’t find the right outfit for it yet. I definitely wouldn’t wear those Vans though. I’m mostly a Nike dude, and I do classic adidas, classic Reeboks, classic Pumas. I’m a regular dude.
Complex: Have you ever seen anyone wearing fake sneakers and call them out on it?
Sean Price: Ahhh. My homeboy Giambi, he works at the studio at Manhattan, he had some Jordans, they were cool, they were like a real colorway, so you couldn’t really tell, but upon further review, the Jordan that was stiched in the tounge looked like the logo for Danskin. It looked like Tinkerbelle, it was sewed wrong. I was like, “Yo, what’s this man?” We had a lot of jokes on him. Then I have a cousin, he called me like, “Yo son, I got the ill Halloween Jordans!, Halloween edition!”. [Laughs]. I’m getting jealous the way he’s talking about them, and he’s coming through to show me, and I live in Brownsville, he lives in the Sty. He came through, no car, took a cab over, and I ain’t gonna front, the outfit he had with it, was right! So for a minute, I was like yoo!. Then upon futher review, I was like nahhhh, ’cause the shits were fake. But I didn’t tell him, he was just so proud. I wanted them to be real, I really did. Word. That shit was funny as hell.
Complex: So if Sean Price could get his own sneaker what would it look like?
Sean Price: Probably a sneaker that’s out already. I went and designed some Nike IDs, it’s too overwheliming for me, man. I’m just going to cop out of the store, I don’t even want to get that far into it. Designing is too overwhelming for me.
Complex: Where there ever sneakers that you wore that you were ashamed of?
Sean Price: I wanted the Jordan 1s, the black and red ones, and my moms came back with the Pony “City Wings.” Remember those? Niggas didn’t rock Ponys in the hood. They were respectable, but not really though. [Laughs]. I was mad as a motherfucker, man. Then one time my mom said she got me green Filas. I was like, “Hold on, green Filas!” And they turned out to be a sneaker company called “Jump.” They looked just like Filas, but my mom didn’t know any better and they were faker than fried ice cream. I was mad as a motherfucker.
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