Sneakers News has broken down sneaker-by-sneaker why Kanye has been a big influence in the sneaker culture....and I'd have to agree with every point they made. Kanye West is simply one of the biggest influencers in pop AND sneaker culture. He's swagger and style always filters down into mainstream America. If it wasn't for him, most of these high fashion footwear brands wouldn't be on the map. Click the link below to read more in depth about it.