It’s always fun to see Complex include women in it’s sneaker shopping series. Lord knows we buy enough kicks. For the latest episode, host Joe Puma tapped singer and actress Tinashe to visit Flight Club‘s Los Angeles outpost.
In the segment, Tinashe explained why she thought Jordan was such an enduring brand, citing the variety of offerings and the iconic status of the player behind the brand. She also weighed in enthusiastically on Puma‘s collaboration with Rihanna, and said, “Having Rihana or someone like her designing sneakers I think is just a huge step in that direction. In fact, I think more brands should link up with females.” (We agree!)
Tinashe listed Adidas Originals as a long time fave, and also mentioned the brand’s Ultra Boost as a shoe she likes to perform in. Nike’s Air Max is her go-to airport shoe.
As for whether or not she cares about men sporting dirty sneakers, she does not, however, she does believe guys should pick a side, either go with always fresh or a generally more “down-to-earth” look. Checking out Flight Club’s “Grail Wall,” the singer was not very impressed, describing Nike’s self-lacing Air Mag shoes as looking like a pair of “roller blades.”
Puma also asked her about the British GQ photo (below) in which she was shot by Terry Richardson grabbing Travis Scott crotch, a move she said was suggested by her manager.
In the end, Tinashe purchased a pair of Yeezy Boost in the Zebra colorway and a black and white pair of Jordan 11 sneakers.
Check out her visit below.
Tinashe and Travis Scott