An average of $420 was spent on footwear by consumers in 2020. Everyone loves a nice pair of kicks. But, we are all a little more interested in the footwear of the top celebs especially our favorite celebrities. With price ranges from $200 up to $15,000, things get interesting real quick.
There are a ton of top celebs that are sneakerheads either for fashion or to excel at their professional sport. Here we provide a list of 20 top celebs and their favorite sneakers going into 2021.
Which Brand Do Most Top Celebs Turn to First?
By overwhelming popularity and majority, Adidas is the clear winner of popularity among celebrities and athletes. Not only do they have major contracts with several professional sports teams and players they are also sleek and stylish.
The simple designs that Adidas is famous for their appeal to a few top celebs that aren’t known for their sports ability because they go with everything.
Coming in a close second is, of course, Nike. With a huge variety of budget targets, styles, sports contracts, and more the behemoth company that is Nike isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Now, let’s get into the celebs.
Our 20 Top Celebs and Their Favorite Kicks
Here is the complete list and then we will go into detail on each of these top celebs and their sneaker picks.
1. Kylie Jenner – Adidas Ultraboost
2. Kanye West – Yeezy Boost 350
3. Patrick Mahomes – Adidas Ultraboost
4. Alvin Kamara – Adidas NMD R1
5. Drew Brees – Nike Zoom Pegasus
6. Neymar – Nike Air VaporMax
7. Lebron James – Lebron 15 Fruity Pebbles
8. John Mayer – Nike 10 Air Presto
9. PJ Tucker – Nike Air Jordan 3
10. Ariana Grande – White Nike Air Force 1
11. Trevor Lawrence – Adidas Predator
12. Ja’marr Chase – Nike Air Pegasus 37
13. Kevin Durant – Nike KD 12
14. Taylor Swift – Nike Classic Cortez black
15. Post Malone – Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High
16. Tremaine Edmunds – Nike Mercurial Vapor
17. Marshmello – Jordan Retro 4s
18. Davante Adams – Nike Air Jordan 10
19. DJ Khaled – Adidas Yeezy Boost 350
20. Charlie Morton – New Balance 990v5
Kylie Jenner – Adidas Ultraboost
Kylie Jenner loves her rare kicks. She has caused some controversy in the sneakerhead community by being a young gun into rare sneakers.
She loves the look and feel of the Adidas Ultraboost line. They’re dependable and great to work out in and you don’t have to worry about destroying a rare pair. These shoes are great for CrossFit junkies like Kylie. Burpees and box jumps are made simple by their cushioning and support.
Our favorite, the Adidas Parley x Stella McCartney Women’s UltraBoost, is currently in stock.
Check out the full list of Kylie Jenner’s favorite sneakers here.
Kanye West – Nike Air Yeezy 2
So you can’t talk about sneakers, or top celebs, without talking about Kanye West. His Yeezy empire is a monolith in the sneaker verse.
But, which is the best? With new versions releasing all the time it’s hard to keep up. However, the epic swan song that is the Nike Air Yeezy 2 is hard to beat. This gorgeous red textural masterpiece is worth the pretty penny you’ll spend on it.
You’ll be happy with any Yeezy’s but if you’re looking to impress your fellow sneakerheads you need your own pair.
Check out the history of the Yeezy brand and Kanye West’s favorite sneakers here.
Patrick Mahomes – Yeezy Boost 750 Triple Blacks
Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, is also a sneakerhead. He even got his own custom Adidas Ultraboost released in December 2020. They are a custom version of the Ultraboost DNA sporting Chiefs colors and signed off on by Pat himself. Now that he’s bringing his team to Tampa in the Super Bowl we would imagine these will only continue to be incredibly popular.
He has his own shoe room in his home for display which features a prominent position for his favorite pair, the Yeezy Boost 750 Triple Blacks. The chunky and fashion-forward Yeezy is versatile and can be worn with anything.
Read our full list of Patrick Mahomes favorite sneakers here.
Alvin Kamara – Adidas NMD R1
In case you’ve missed the news, Alvin’s signature sneaker style got him a hefty fine during his Christmas Day game. His red and green Adidas gave the Saints the boost they needed and helped him run 40 yards for a Saint’s touchdown.
They went on to win the game and keep their playoff chances alive but Alvin is paying for it. He was fined $5,000 for wearing non-sanctioned footwear. A small price to pay for winning on Christmas Day we say.
Read about the complete list of Alvin Kamara’s favorite sneakers here.
Drew Brees – Nike Zoom Pegasus
Speaking of the Saints, Drew Brees is sporting the new Nike Zoom Pegasus created for them by the sneaker brand.
Drew is throwing all the touchdowns in these stylish kicks sporting the black and gold of his team.
You can find some great ones here. But, that’s not all. Drew has been known to flex some hot Nike Air Jordan 1’s in practice.
They come in three different colors, but he has been photographed in blue. We can’t be certain but we are pretty sure all those touchdowns have something to do with his kicks.
Wondering what other shoes are on Drew Brees’ favs list? Here’s our full list of Drew Brees’ favorite sneakers.
Neymar – Nike Air VaporMax
We can’t leave soccer out of the mix when it comes to shoes. Neymar is a legend and a renowned sneaker collector. He is a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and isn’t afraid to drop some bills on a pair of new kicks.
In his video where he went sneaker shopping with Complex, he spent over $20,000 on sneakers. He also keeps a shoe room and makes sure to display his favorite kicks in grand fashion.
While he has his own line of sneakers, his favorites seem to be the off-white Nike Air VaporMax. They go with his aesthetic and are easy to match to any outfit.
Neymar is a major sneakerhead. We have the full list of Neymar’s favorite sneakers here.
Lebron James – Lebron 15 Fruity Pebbles
Lebron James is famous for his love of basketball, sneakers, and…breakfast cereal? The superstar sticks to a phenomenal diet and exercise regimen. But, his love of sugary breakfast cereal has extended into adulthood.
His favorite breakfast cereal is a total classic, Fruity Pebbles. Lebron loves it so much he created a shoe that pays homage to the colorful and delicious breakfast treat.
You can get your own pair of the gorgeous Lebron 15 Fruity Pebbles sneaker on Kickscrew here.
Wondering what other kicks made Lebron’s top list? Check out Lebron James’ favorite sneakers here.
John Mayer – Off White x Nike 10 Air Presto
John Mayer is one of the top celebs most well known for his incredible music, having written classics like Gravity, Waiting on the World to Change, Daughters, and more.
As much as he loves the music he’s also obsessed with what goes on his feet both on stage and off. He is the epitome of a sneakerhead always being spotted in the most unique kicks. He, like DJ Khaled, has a room dedicated to his ever-growing sneaker collection so he can always keep them on display.
He’s been known to tie-die his high tops and make sure his pairs are some of the slickest. One of his favorite sneakers, because of it’s adaptability to any style is the Off White Nike Collab 10 Air Presto. The color combo is out of this world and they set off any outfit.
John Mayer has lots more favorite kicks. Here is the full list of John Mayer’s favorite sneakers.
PJ Tucker – Nike Dunk Low Pro SB ‘Heineken’
Anthony Leon Tucker, also known as PJ Tucker (the PJ stands for Pops Junior) is a force on the NBA’s Houston Rockets where he takes it to the hoop for his team.
In addition to being a great baller, he’s the unofficial sneaker king of the NBA. In the 2018 playoffs, he sported a different and more unique pair in every half of every game. From the Air Jordan 32 “JBC” to the Nike Kyrie 1 “Warhawk” each was a fashion show on his feet as he flew across the court.
One of his all-time favorites though, and those that he has said he purchases anytime he finds them in his size, are the Nike Dunk Low Pro SB “Heineken” sneakers.
These feature the red star from the Heineken bottle on the heel detail and a stylish combo of white and green with red laces that calls back to the bottle’s marketing.
Interested what other shoes made PJ Tucker’s top list? Check out the full list of PJ Tucker’s favorite sneakers here.
Ariana Grande – White Nike Air Force 1
Ariana Grande is known for her thigh-high boots and mini skirts but the celeb is also a fan of sneakers.
She will often be seen rocking kicks backstage after performances. This past summer she was caught styling a ton of her looks with the unofficial shoe of 2020, the White Nike Air Force 1’s.
Ariana, like so many other top celebs locked up in their houses with the rest of us, gave up the sexy mini skirts and stilettos instead of reaching for skinny jeans, oversized sweaters, and her trusty Air Force 1’s.
In case you’ve been under a rock and don’t already have them in your collection you can pick up a pair of the white Air Force 1’s by clicking here.
You can check out all of Ariana Grande’s favorite sneakers in our roundup here.
Trevor Lawrence (QB pick Clemson) – Adidas Predator
Trevor Lawrence is making a name for himself on the Clemson Tigers football team. He is thought to be going in as a first-round draft pick in 2021 for the Jacksonville Jaguars. This means he may not be on the list of the top celebs yet but he will be by the middle of 2021.
The Jags could use an amazing first-round quarterback so all those Jacksonville fans should keep their fingers crossed. In addition to loving throwing around the pigskin, Trevor also appreciates a well-made sneaker.
In addition to the Clemson Nike’s, sporting the team’s blue and orange with pride, he has been known to love his Adidas Predators. They keep him well-grounded on the field so he can throw those astonishing passes.
Check out the other kicks Trevor loves in our list of Trevor Lawrence’s favorite sneakers here.
Ja’marr Chase – Nike Air Pegasus 37
Chase has been turning heads over at LSU. He is an up-and-coming star wide receiver and is destined to become a first-round WR draft pick in the 2021 draft.
His exemplary play-action helped the LSU Tigers go undefeated for the entire 2019-2020 season. They even beat Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson Tigers and that team are phenomenal.
He decided to take a break from the 2020 season to focus on getting ready for the 2021 draft because he had nothing to prove. That 2019 season gave him some impressive stats. He racked up 84 receptions and almost 1800 receiving yards giving him the 13th best of the all-time record.
On the field, Ja’marr trusts the Nike Air Pegasus 37 to get him down the field and scoring those touchdowns.
Want the lowdown on all the kicks Ja’marr has in his collection? Here is our complete list of Ja’marr Chase’s favorite sneakers.
Kevin Durant – Nike KD 12
Kevin Durant has a storied history of creating his own sneaker line with Nike. He’s had a different pair of KDs since the brand was revealed in 2008.
But, what makes the KD 12 stand out is that he was playing on the Golden State Warriors for this season. He made the move to the Bay and was a winner for the team. The KD 12 is as sleek as Kevin himself.
Kevin Durant is known as a hard-working basketball player with a routine that keeps him in top shape. His shoe is functional, sleek, and understated just like Kevin. It gets the job done while retaining the simplicity of the brand.
Check out all of his picks in our roundup of Kevin Durant’s favorite sneakers.
Taylor Swift – Nike Classic Cortez black
Taylor Swift is another one of the top celebs known for her creative songwriting, lackluster albeit dramatic love life, and her sense of high fashion. She’s known for her doll-like dresses, oversized sweaters, and now iconic cardigan from the recent “Folklore” album.
In addition to what she’s wearing, her fashion sense has always included comfortable and understated footwear.
She put out an entire line of Keds sneakers inspired by her signature style. When it comes to what Taylor wears every day though she turns to the classics. Her Nike Classic Cortez sneakers make a great match for any outfit.
You can dress them up or down and make an impact and also stay true to your sneaker-loving heart.
Check out the other kicks in Taylor’s closet on our full list of Taylor Swift’s favorite sneakers here.
Post Malone – Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High
Post Malone may be known for his excessive facial tattoos and amazing music but he’s also a sneakerhead in the top celebs world.
In a recent interview with Complex, he didn’t bat an eye on dropping $1800 on shoes for his Dad’s birthday.
He’s a fan of the retro Jordan’s but on his must-have list? The Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High tops. Unlike his under the eyes tattoo that reads “Always Tired”, these kicks are anything but.
A huge skater brand, when Supreme teamed up with Nike it was like a match made in heaven. The pair is a statement in red and white with the Supreme logo on the heel. They also feature the Supreme logo on the tongue along with Nike’s branding.
Check out all of Post Malone’s favorite sneakers here.
Tremaine Edmunds – Nike Mercurial Vapor
The Buffalo Bills killed it in the 2020 season. Narrowly missing their Superbowl chances against the Kansas City Chiefs does not take the phenomenal season away from them. A force on this powerhouse of a team is also one of our top celebs, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds.
Even though his shoulder injury took him out a bit we are sure he will be back on the field in 2021.
But, what we are here for is what is on his feet. Tremaine sports the Nike Mercurial Vapor to keep him well planted on the field and ready to make a tackle.
These shoes are functional and stylish coming in a variety of different color combos.
It doesn’t end there. Check out all of Tremaine Edmunds’ favorite sneakers here.
Marshmello – Jordan Retro 4s
Marshmello is one of the highest-paid artists in the last 5 years. He rose to fame, and the list of the top celebs, seemingly overnight, and offers the lovely mystery of who is behind the mask. The rapper has become a phenomenon even meriting his own avatar in Fortnite.
Post Malone, another of our top celebs picks, actually ended up with an accidental homage to Marshmello on his face. He had originally gone in to get inked with a smiley face and wanted to change the eyes to x’s mid tattoo. When he looked in the mirror after the artist finished he thought, well crap that’s the Marshmello helmet.
With a musician who depends on their talent and allure (I.E. Sia and Marshmello) and doesn’t show their face, what they wear both on their body and their feet become all the more important. Marshmello makes an impression with the kicks he sports.
We have noticed him many times in the Jordan Retro 4 OG. These retro Jordans sport a white base and red and black accents setting them apart from some of the other retro styles.
Here are all of Marshmello’s favorite sneakers in our complete list.
Davante Adams – Nike Air Jordan 10
Wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams also got a lot of buzz this year narrowly missing the Superbowl with the loss against the Bucs in the last round. That doesn’t mean he’s been kicked from the top celebs of football though.
In addition to practice and football Davante also takes pride in his footwear. Since he was a little boy growing up in Palo Alto, CA he wanted to have his own pair of Jordans. His cousin got a job at Foot Locker and he could finally have a pair with his discount.
Check out all the kicks on his list in our complete roundup of Davante Adams’ favorite sneakers here.
DJ Khaled – Adidas Yeezy Boost 350
If you weren’t aware, DJ Khaled is one of the biggest sneakerheads of all the top celebs out there today. He has dedicated an entire wing of his home to his massive sneaker collection worth over $8,000,000.
Looking for a rare shoe? Chances are it’s on display in this epic sneaker gallery in DJ Khaled’s home. You can even see an entire sneaker closet video here.
For someone who has so many shoes, it has got to be hard to pick a favorite. However, DJ Khaled let it slip that he is especially partial to the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 line. He appreciates the variety of patterns and colors available.
Wondering what other goodies are in DJ Khaled’s massive shoe closet? Check out all of DJ Khaled’s favorite sneakers here.
Charlie Morton – New Balance 990v5
We have talked basketball and football, we would be remiss to leave out the great American pastime right? Charlie Morton was the pitcher of the Tampa Bay Rays and helped bring them to the World Series in 2020.
Going into 2021 he is heading back to Atlanta having been signed to a new 1-year contract back with the Braves. Tampa Bay was unwilling to match the $15 million dollar offer that Atlanta made the pitcher in order to maintain the player.
When Charlie makes his way to the mound he depends on his footwear and while it may not be the flashiest choice, his favorite is the New Balance 990v5 sneaker. This is a well-balanced shoe and allows him the stability and dependability he needs on the field.
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