Macklemore’s first pair of designer sneakers had such an effect on him, the Seattle rapper wrote a thoughtful song about it. Still, while Macklemore warned of the consumer culture that high-priced kicks help to create on his single 2011 “Wing$,” he couldn’t contain his excitement when he was gifted a special pair of Jordan Brand sneakers this weekend.
“I’m proud to announce the unveiling of my ’Northwest King Salmon’ Melo’s. Courtesy of @jumpman23 and myself,” Macklemore wrote to caption an Instagram photo of him holding his new kicks.
“Never dreamed I’d have an opportunity like this,” he continued.
To celebrate Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ performance at the Jordan Brand Classic All-American game this weekend, Jordan Brand laced the rapper with an exclusive make-up for Carmelo Anthony’s new Melo M10 sneaker. The Northwest King Salmon color is a nod to the fishing culture in Macklemore’s native Seattle.
It is unclear whether The Heist MC’s new Js will be released for retail — but maybe he asked Michael Jordan about it when he took a selfie with the basketball legend.
“The greatest ever… #jordan #selfiedondada,” he wrote.