words // Brandon Richard
We're now two days removed from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, a night that will sadly be mostly remembered for Miley Cyrus' attempt at twerking. Aside from that debacle, there were a few quality moments, such as Justin Timberlake running through his catalog of hits for 15 minutes (including a brief NSYNC reunion) before accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Other highlights included Kanye West's 'dark' performance of "Blood On The Leaves" and Bruno Mars belting out his new single "Gorilla" in the midst of a full on laser show. Timberlake capped off the night by picking up 'Best Video' for "Mirrors."
The VMAs weren't exactly a hotbed for celebrity sneaker sighting, but a few gems did hit the red carpet and stage. Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran laced up the "Fresh Prince" Air Jordan 5 Retro, while Wiz Khalifa decided to rock a red pair of Chucks from his Converse collection. Kendrick Lamar stuck to his word and continued to wear the Nike Cortez. Kanye left his Yeezys at home and kept it comfortable in Visvim. Drake performed in the "Black Bottom" 9 Retro and mostly everything else was high fashion.
Read on for a look at the kicks worn at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in this special edition of Sole Collector Celebrity Sneaker Watch.
Wiz Khalifa - Wiz Khalifa x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Riff Raff - Gucci Neon Sneakers
Machine Gun Kelly - Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
Kendrick Lamar - Nike Cortez
2 Chainz - Givenchy Star Studded Sneakers
Pharrell Williams - Bee Line x Timberland Boots
Nigel Sylvester - Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Black/Grey
Ed Sheeran - Air Jordan 5 Retro "Fresh Prince"
Drake - Timerland 6-Inch Boot
Busta Rhymes - Givenchy Star Studded Sneakers
Jaden Smith - Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski
Jason Derulo - Giuseppe Zanotti Homme Double-Zip Sneakers
2 Chainz - Ewing Focus
Kanye West - Visvim FBT Shaman
Kevin Hart - Yves Saint Laurent High-Top Sneakers
Drake - Air Jordan 9 Retro "Black Bottom"
Justin Timberlake - Alejandro Ingelmo Sneakers
Austin Mahone - Yves Saint Laurent High-Top Sneakers
Justin Timberlake - Christian Louboutin Gareth Zip Men's Flat