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10 Cool Kicks Pics from Paid Dues Festival

Adidas. Air Jordans. Custom-designed kicks that spell out a mysterious word. More Air Jordans. Here's what people were sporting at Paid Dues 2013

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From Run-DMC's beloved Adidas to Nelly's Air Force Ones, sneakers have always been an integral part of hip hop. Hell, we even have a web series, Sole Searching, devoted to the connection between rappers and sneakers. So when Fuse hit San Bernardino's Paid Dues Festival, we decided to chop it up with the festival-goers sporting some of the fest's best shoes. Click ahead and check out everything from Air Jordans to Adidas to a custom-designed pair of Modern Vice shoes that were sadly covered in the dust that seemed to cling to the entire festival.

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Fuse's favorite kicks from Paid Dues Festival 2013
Shannon Stewart for Fuse

Wearer: Alan

Most Excited to See: Kendrick Lamar, Talib Kweli, Mobb Deep

Brand: Adidas

Price Paid: $80

Fear level of scuffing them up at Paid Dues: "I wouldn't be said. These are my 'get scuffed up shoes.' That's why I like them."

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Fuse's favorite kicks from Paid Dues Festival 2013
Shannon Stewart for Fuse

Wearer: Barry

Most Excited to See: Talib Kweli, Hopsin, Scarface, De La Soul

Brand: Air Jordans

Price Paid: $60 on Amazon

Fear level of scuffing them up at Paid Dues: "Que sera, sera. Take 'em home and clean them and bring them back out."

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Fuse's favorite kicks from Paid Dues Festival 2013
Shannon Stewart for Fuse

Name: Ryan

Most Excited to See: No one. "I'm here with the barbershop, just working the fest."

Brand: Modern Vice, custom-made kicks that spell out "clique" when put together.

Price Paid: $400

Fear level of scuffing them up at Paid Dues: "They're red velvet. They're clean but it's the dust that covering them now. If I can't clean them at the end of the day, I'm going to be pissed."

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Fuse's favorite kicks from Paid Dues Festival 2013
Shannon Stewart for Fuse

Name: Kelsey

Most Excited to See: Only Kendrick Lamar.

Brand: Converse

Price Paid: Free! (Christmas gift)

Fear level of scuffing them up at Paid Dues: "I don't care."

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Fuse's favorite kicks from Paid Dues Festival 2013
Shannon Stewart for Fuse

Name: Vicky

Most Excited to See: Black Hippy

Brand: Dr. Martens

Price Paid: $75

Fear level of scuffing them up at Paid Dues: "I wouldn't mind that much."

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Fuse's favorite kicks from Paid Dues Festival 2013
Shannon Stewart for Fuse

Wearer: Mariama

Most Excited to: "Just hang out."

Brand: Nike Doves

Price Paid:  $45

Fear level of scuffing them up at Paid Dues: "I'd be kind of sad. I like how they look."

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Fuse's favorite kicks from Paid Dues Festival 2013
Shannon Stewart for Fuse

Name: DJ Boo

Most Excited to See: Monster Energy Stage Host DJ Jansport J

Brand: Nike

Price Paid: $130

Fear level of scuffing them up at Paid Dues: "Not at all. I wore these because I knew this [dust] was going to happen."

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Fuse's favorite kicks from Paid Dues Festival 2013
Shannon Stewart for Fuse

Name: Keisha

Most Excited to See: Problem

Brand: Adidas

Price Paid: $70

Fear level of scuffing them up at Paid Dues: "I just copped them, they're new Adidas and they're so comfy. I'm not worried about them: I'm gonna go home, clean 'em up and be ready to go next time."

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Fuse's favorite kicks from Paid Dues Festival 2013
Shannon Stewart for Fuse

Wearer: Katie

Most Excited to See: Nipsey Hussle

Brand: Jeffrey Campbell

Price Paid:  $115 online

Fear level of scuffing them up at Paid Dues: "I'd be pretty sad."

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Fuse's favorite kicks from Paid Dues Festival 2013
Shannon Stewart for Fuse

Name: Sam

Most Excited to See: Tech N9ne

Brand: NIKEiD Orange

Price Paid: $79

Fear level of scuffing them up at Paid Dues: "I wouldn't care at all."

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