This list boasts a few examples of musical shoe silhouettes, signifying a correlation between the entertainment industry and that of contemporary footwear. While some examples here are an expression of fandoms, others boast hefty collaborations with celebrities or design sensibilities that simply relate to a specific genre of music. Despite the origin of inspiration, the musical shoe models surely add a flair to a brand's footwear offerings.
Converse, for example, entered a partnership with Tyler, the Creator, which resulted in incredibly vibrant iterations of the label's iconic One Star silhouette. PUMA, on the other hand, takes a broader stroke on the musical shoe with a design supported by Roland — a Japanese company that is known globally for manufacturing high-quality electronic music instruments. The colorways of the two models are strongly inspired by Roland's aesthetics.
From Music Scene-Inspired Sneakers to Audiophile Sneaker Designs
Music Scene-Inspired Sneakers
New Balance and Overkill Drop Shoes Representing Berlin's Two Faces
Hip Hop Album-Celebrating Shoes
Clarks and Wu Wear are Honoring 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)'
Psychedelic 80s-Inspired Sneakers
size? And adidas Join on the New Acid House Collection
Rapper-Inspired Two-Toned Sneakers
Tyler, the Creator Collaborates with Converse on a Vibrant Line
Underground Post-Punk-Inspired Apparel
Brain Dead and Converse Drop the Wild Collection for FW18
Stylish Made-in-France Sneakers
Le Coq Sportif Enters a Sizable Collaboration with Three Others
Iconic Brand-Celebrating Footwear
The Dr. Martens x The Who Capsule is Bound to Spin Some Interest
Luxe Hip-Hop Sneakers
Giuseppe Zanotti's Elegant Offering is a Collaboration with Rae Sremmurd
Audiophile Sneaker Designs
The Roland and PUMA Collaboration Boasts Sleek and Colorful Footwear
Iconic Punk Band Footwear
Dr. Martens' Latest Collaborative Collection Honors the Sex Pistols