If the shoe fits, wear the hell out of it. Clearly this is Kanye West’s philosophy when it comes to his Bottega Veneta boots. From his GQ spread to the streets of Los Angeles, the rapper has worn these Shadow Buffalo Leather ankle boots everywhere.
A big fan of Timberlands for years, the change to an Italian shoe symbolizes something much bigger. They symbolize his effort to look more refined, specifically when with Kimmy. It also symbolizes his desire to be respected in fashion circles, by blending in.
The fact that these shoes go everywhere with him –he owns them in olive and brown– also show that he loves them. And we like them too. As slip-ons they’re easy, comfortable and can go with a variety of looks. Even his brocade Balmain coat for the show today (above).
See more of Kanye and his favorite shoes on the next pages.