Shoe deals are nothing new in music. Back in 1986, Run-DMC signed on with adidas, and 10 years ago, you might have rocked Jay Z or G-Unit’s Reeboks. More recently, Kanye West’s Air Yeezys — and his decision to abandon the venerable Swoosh for adidas — inspired fervor among sneakerheads. Drake also just partnered with Jordan Brand.
Naturally with so many ventures, there have been a few artist-endorsed flops, notably the Game’s 310 Hurricanes and Birdman’s Lugz. Master P even had a run with Converse although most of us would rather forget about the clunky basketball high-tops it yielded.
While plenty of artists have inked sneaker deals, there are others whose names remain conspicuously absent from footwear of any sort. Of course, given the spotty history of musicians releasing shoes, that may not be a bad thing. Nevertheless, here are 10 people who should have had their names on a shoebox or two by now.Click to start the list