[F]rom snapbacks to backpacks, hip-hop has always been as much about the style as the music. And nowhere has the culture’s influence been felt greater than in the world of sneakers. Ever since Run DMC’s 1986 classic ‘My Adidas’, covetable kicks have been embedded in the movement, with endorsements and collaborations more vital to the multi-billion dollar industry than ever.
Named after one our favourite 90s rap groups – @soles_of_mischief is the Instagram account paying homage to the long lasting love affair between hip-hop and sneakers.
Pairing classic records from Gang Starr, De La Soul, Reflection Eternal, The Notorious B.I.G. and more with classic shoes – it’s a feast of sartorial and sonic inspiration.
Check out some of the most iconic pairings below and follow @soles_of_mischief for more inspiration.