Even for a feature about sneakers, compiling this one was no easy task. Complex has taken on some serious challenges in past “Greatest Footwear” features, but perhaps none required so much care as Ye’s footwear retrospective. One of the best things about this feature is that it dates back to the early 2000’s, providing a good perspective on how many, well, trends Kanye has cycled through. You can’t overlook the fact, however, that Kanye’s style – and he obviously has it for life – is a bit of a barometer for all of us; where he went, we followed. Maybe not you personally, but we as a culture did. But anyway – the shoes: nothing is missing. Ye shows the hip hop standard Air Max, Bapesta and Jordan, along with casual Vans and Chucks. And no surprise, we see the label-fiend with Lanvins, Dior Hommes, Margielas, and Ato Matsumotos. Rounded out with multiple versions of the Air Yeezy, and his own LV Dons, Jaspers and Mr Hudsons, plus a few obscure gems, like the United Arrows x New Balance 997.5. Check the feature after the jump; it’s quite a visual journey for the shoe fans, the Amber Rose fans, or those who want a good look at the evolution of Mr West – pre Runaway.