Air Jordan Future Iron Green

After signing with Adidas in Fall 2013, Kanye West would go on to publicly criticize Nike for not treating entertainers the same as athletes.

While the rap star preps his first release with the Three Stripes, he still seems to admire what the good folks at Nike are doing.

During a trip to New York City last week, paparazzi spotted Kanye as he headed to his car… during which he complimented one of the photographers on his sneakers. He was wearing a pair of “Iron Green” Air Jordan Future’s.

Despite aligning with Adidas, Ye is still just a kid from Chicago who grew up loving Jordan’s.