Hulk Hogan Is Apparently The Newest Celebrity Sneakerhead
Nowadays, it seems like every single celebrity out there loves sneakers. It used to be that only athletes and rappers were into collecting kicks. But in recent years, we’ve seen actors, singers, socialites, reality TV stars, and, well, anyone and everyone with money get into the sneaker game. It’s become a little ridiculous. It’s hard enough to get your hands onto exclusive kicks with all of the kids running around out there on Saturday mornings and waiting in two-mile-long lines for sneakers. The addition of celebrities is just one more hurdle standing between you and a pair of sneakers that you’ve been waiting for a year to buy.
The sneaker craze isn’t going away anytime soon, either. Case in point: Hulk Hogan—yes, Hulk Hogan—just released a photo showing off his latest sneaker score. It seems he got his hands on a bunch of Air Jordans recently (including the Jordan IV “Toro,” the Jordan XI, and several other Jordan sneakers) and couldn’t wait to show them off to the world. And who do we have to blame for this? Fat Joe and Macho of the Terror Squad! We don’t know how Hulk Hogan became friendly with the TS members. But he did, and now they’re helping him kickstart his sneaker collection. So we’re sure we’ll see Hulk stunting in a lot more sneakers in the near future.
After seeing this photo of the Hulkster, what are your thoughts? On the one hand, we think that it’s kind of cool to see someone like Hulk Hogan embracing sneaker culture and trying to get into the game. But on the other, it’s just one more indication of the fact that the sudden craze surrounding sneakers is getting a little bit out of hand. What’s next—President Obama telling Nike that they have to do a better job regulating the Nike Store and making sure it doesn’t crash on Saturday morning? We like to see the game grow. But we also don’t want it to get too out of hand. So let’s hope this was just a one-time thing for Hulk and that we don’t see him waiting outside of the local sneaker spot on a Saturday morning anytime soon.