Rapper Lil Yachty Talks Fake Jordans & Sneakers He Wears On Tour

Lil Yachty
Lil Yachty
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Lil Yachty, the 18-year-old rapper from Atlanta, talks to FN about his personal style and must-have kicks.

NUMBER OF PAIRS:
“Probably like 20 or 30.”

CLOSET BALANCE:
“It’s all sneakers, just about.”

WHEN NOT IN SNEAKERS:
“I wear Gucci flip-flops.”

Lil Yachty Lil Yachty in his favorite Gucci sandals. Courtesy.

GO-TO BRANDS:
“Saint Laurent, Adidas, Converse, Jordan.”

STANDOUT SHOES IN MY COLLECTION:
“I’ve got a couple pairs of the Raf Simons Adidas Stan Smith shoes with the ‘R’ on the side, and I love my Margiela Chuck Taylors.”

MY FIRST PAIR OF SNEAKERS:
“The first pair of Jordan shoes I remember getting was a fake pair of Jordan 7s — they were black and purple. In Atlanta, everybody had fakes. I was, like, 7 years old then, but looking back, I know now that colorway was never made.”

ALL-TIME FAVORITE SHOE:
“It’s either the Air Jordan 6 ‘Infrared,’ the Air Jordan 12 ‘Flu Game’ or the ‘Chicago’ Air Jordan 1.”

PAIR I’LL NEVER GET RID OF:
“The ‘OVO’ Air Jordan 10, the white one. They’re nice.”

SNEAKERHEAD’S CLOSET I’D LIKE TO RAID:
“It’s either DJ Khaled’s closet or Benjamin Boomin Kickz’s — he’s got every shoe he could ever want.”

MOST I’VE EVER PAID FOR A PAIR:
“$1,800 for some all-white Christian Louboutins.”

LEAST I’VE EVER PAID:
“Probably $30 for a pair of beat-up white Air Jordan 6 ‘Infrareds’ in high school.”

Air Jordan 6 "Infrared" Air Jordan 6 “Infrared” sneakers. Courtesy of Stadium Goods.

FAVORITE TREND OF TODAY:
“I like loose, distressed jeans with Chuck Taylors, Kurt Cobain style.”

MY EVERYDAY LOOK:
“I always throw on my all-red Air Jordan 4 ‘11LAB4.’ Those go with just about everything. It seems to match a lot.”

TODAY’S MUST-HAVE STYLES:
“You’ve got to have a pair of ‘Bred’ Air Jordan 1s, and you’ve got to have the Cement Air Jordan 4s.”

PAIR I NEED TO BUY RIGHT NOW:
“Oh, my God, I am tripping — I don’t have a pair of the ‘Cement’ Air Jordan 3s. I really need a pair of white and black ‘Cement’ 3s. I’m about to get on that today.”

NUMBER OF PAIRS I TAKE ON TOUR:
“On this tour, ‘HY!£un35’ [HiTunes], I took [about] 15 or 20 pairs of shoes, but I don’t wear [any] of them.”

SHOES TO PERFORM IN:
“I would say my ‘OVO’ Air Jordan 10s, but they got so [wrecked], I’ve got to buy a new pair.”

"OVO" Air Jordan 10 “OVO” Air Jordan 10 sneakers. Courtesy of Stadium Goods.

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