As reported earlier, Lil Wayne is in an exclusive partnership with Supra and will be overseeing a new line of sneakers with designs that are inspired by him.
December 6th, presented us with the first of the shoes when SUPRA presented a new Stevie Williams S1W with a colorway by Lil Wayne. The collaboration represents a synthesis of skateboarding, hip hop and the friendship between Lil Wayne and Stevie.
“I asked Wayne if he wanted to do a colorway with my shoe,” Stevie said, “and he said he was up for it. Just supporting Wayne skateboarding, and having his name on my shoe, it just shows how big this skateboarding thing is. I’m excited about it.”
The high-performance S1W mid top is constructed with red pig suede and red full-grain leather and has custom sock liners with the words “PRESIDENT” on the left and “CARTER” on the right. White accents are thrown in, in all the right places and padded red mesh lining and tongue complete the look. The shoe is built atop a white, lightweight, cored-out sole that features a new SUPRAFOAM footbed with impact technology.
“It’s dope,” Lil Waynestated about the collaboration. “It’s super dope. Stevie’s a legend, so to even be involved in anything Stevie’s doing is crazy, man—and then to be part of his shoe? Come on, man.”
The Supra team is appreciative of Lil Wayne’s work and stated that they find his music “as a source of inspiration.” Lil Wayne apparently has the same admiration of Supra and has been a strong supporter of the Supra Skytop since it was first introduced in 2007, so it comes as no surprise that the two would join forces to create a line.
Other celebrities who have been known to sport Supras include Jay-Z, Rihanna, Heidi Klum, and Justin Bieber.
The Stevie Williams S1W by Lil Wayne is available at fine SUPRA retailers worldwide, and suprafootwear.com for $105.