When they aren’t dropping fire tracks or getting in Twitter beefs, musicians and their team of designers are probably shopping for shoes. In an age where music and shoes are tighter industry buddies than ever before, an artist’s kicks have never been more crucial to their look — or their career. So naturally, when “Work” comes on by @BadGalRiRi and I pretend I’m one of the models strutting with a badass trio of daredevil motocrossers from her now legendary Fenty x Puma show at the Park Avenue Armory, I’m also forced to remember that Rihanna’s also had a groundbreaking year as a businesswoman.
With shoe collabs becoming the norm for any platinum musician with an eye for fashion (Kanye West x adidas, Tyler the Creator x Converse, Kendrick Lamar x Reebok and Drake x Nike are just a few that come to mind), the list is literally endless and continues to grow. So we get it, musicians take footwear seriously, and we are seriously here for it. Serving looks in 2017 that are ‘instaworthy’ is a challenge for us regular folks — so to inspire you all we’ve created a list of the top 11 musician shoe moments.