Big Sean has a knack for designing killer kicks, y’all. For his third collab with Adidas Originals, he decided to put his own spin on the ’80s favorite Metro Attitude Hi, which will drop next month. Even though Big Sean sold out his all-black Pro Model IIs last year, he still decided to go for a more colorful approach this time around—by decking out his sneaks in bold Hawaiian print.
The floral pattern is printed on snakeskin and festooned with on-point gold detailing, and Big Sean told Complex his inspiration came from the Hawaiian Islands:
“I’ve spent a lot of time in Hawaii with the G.O.O.D. fam just recording. It’s one of those places where I just felt comfortable with myself and it’s where I had some of the best experiences and learned the best lessons of my life. It was cool to incorporate those experiences into the shoe. Every sneaker, I want to have a cool theme to it and tell a deeper story. We working from that perspective and adidas definitely helped conceptualize it. I’ve always got to come with something new and fresh. I’m going to keep it me and keep it Detroit, and have fun with it.”
Big Sean also noted that his “First Chain” lyrics are printed inside the shoes—in solid gold. He told Complex, “There’s been a lot of perks, really. You get to go and do cool things with shoes. The more and more involved with the brand I get, and the deeper I get into designing things, I’d eventually like to make my own shoe, like an original style. But for now, this is great.” Um, does this mean Big Sean officially wants to become a shoe designer? We ain’t mad at that. His sneaker hits stores September 13.