Two Pairs of Kanye West's Nike Air Max 180 "College Dropout" Surface

Two of five pairs in existence.

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Regarded as one of the rarest Nike sneakers, we now have a look at not one but two of Kanye West‘s Nike Air Max 180 “College Dropout,” courtesy of @applied.arts.nyc. Two of five pairs in existence, the shoe was designed by Christopher Bevans and Don C back in 2005 to celebrate the release of Kanye’s debut studio album The College Dropout.

The Nike Air Max 180 “College Dropout” features a tonal black leather upper accented by hits of red and blue on the collar, midfoot Swooshes and sole unit, along with leopard print at the heels. The tongue portion of the shoe is also marked with the College Dropout Bear that was a definitive element of Kanye’s early career. Elevating the shoe are black midsoles with orange framed clear Air-units paired with bright blue rubber outsoles.

Take a look at the rare image of two pairs of Kanye West’s Nike Air Max 180 “College Dropout” below.

 

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