Wiz Khalifa Reveals How Curren$y Got Him Into Air Jordans

Wiz Khalifa had a unique sneaker journey.

BYAlexander Cole
2023 Tortuga Music Festival

When Wiz Khalifa first burst onto the scene, most fans knew that he was mostly into Converse Chuck Taylors. Overall, his Taylor Gang label even had logos similar to the iconic shoe. However, over time, Khalifa has broadened his horizons when it comes to the sneakers that he wears. For instance, he can be seen wearing Air Jordans a lot of the time. These are a great choice as they are timeless and also have a great history within sneaker culture. Although, it took the help of a friend to get him into the brand.

Recently, Wiz Khalifa sat down with Drink Champs where he got to speak about a plethora of topics. Khalifa is always a joy to hear from as he is one of the nicest guys in the industry. Additionally, he always tries to show love whenever he can. Knowing that, it should not be a surprise that he credited Curren$y for his love of Air Jordans. As Wiz explains, he never bought Jordans before because they were too expensive growing up. However, once he met Curren$y, he became a disciple of the brand.

Wiz Khalifa Inspired By Curren$y

“I never even owned a pair of Jordans until I met Curren$y,” Wiz Khalifa explained. “I wanted some but I just never had them. Chuck’s. In Pittsburgh, it’s Air Forces, Timbs. N-ggas wore Js but like I had to choose if I was gonna spend that much money on sneakers or other things. Growing up, I never even thought about that like spending $130, $150 bucks on a pair of shoes.” Of course, Curren$y and Wiz work a lot together. That said, it only makes sense that Wiz would peep his style and be interested.

Additionally, Wiz Khalifa spoke about some of the clothes he would buy when he was young, on top of Chucks. “I would go to Army Navy and get some Dickies, get some white tees and Chucks — Carharrt like a muthafucka. That’s my whole style. Timbs cost a lot but you get like one pair of them a year," he explained. Needless to say, Jumpman should be thanking Curren$y for influencing his peers in this way.


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About The Author
Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.