14 Great Sneaker Moments in MTV VMA History

words // Brandon Richard

Tonight, the biggest acts in music will gather at The Forum in Inglewood, California for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

The show’s list of performers includes Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Usher and Beyonce, while Kim Kardashian, Trey Songz, Gwen Stefani and Jimmy Fallon are among those slated to present. Things get started at 8:00 p.m. EST on MTV.

To get you ready for the event, we’re taking a look back at some of the greatest sneaker moments in VMA history. From Eminem emerging as the real Slim Shady in Pennys, to Kanye debuting ‘Runaway’ in Louis Vuitton, we’ve got it covered.

Check out this special edition of Celebrity Sole Watch and stick with us for coverage on tonight’s VMA kicks.

 

Canibus wearing Nike Total Air Foamposite Max

Canibus -- Nike Total Air Foamposite Max (1998)

 

Eminem wearing Air Jordan IV 4 Cement

Eminem -- Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Cement' (1999)

 

Eminem wearing Nike Air Penny IV 4

Eminem -- Nike Air Penny IV (2000)

 

Eminem wearing Air Jordan XV 15 Low Black/Silver

Eminem -- Air Jordan XV Low (2000)

 

Fred Durst wearing Osiris D3

Fred Durst -- Osiris D3 (2000)

 

Eminem wearing Air Jordan IX 9 Low Chrome

Eminem -- Air Jordan 9 Retro Low 'Chrome' (2002)

 

Dame Dash wearing Nike Dunk Low

Dame Dash -- Nike Dunk Low (2003)

 

Kaine of the Ying Yang Twins wearing Air Jordan XIX 19 West Coast

Kaine of the Ying Yang Twins -- Air Jordan XIX 'West Coast' (2004)

 

Chris Brown wearing Nike Air Force 1 Chamber of Fear Hater

Chris Brown -- Nike Air Force 1 Chamber of Fear 'Hater' (2006)

 

Pharrell Williams & Nigo wearing BAPE Roadsta

Pharrell Williams & Nigo -- BAPE Roadsta (2006)

 

Wale wearing Air Jordan IV 4 Bred

Wale -- Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Bred' (2007)

 

Chris Brown wearing Nike Dunk High SB Send Help

Chris Brown -- Nike Dunk High SB 'Send Help' (2007)

 

Kanye West wearing Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Don

Kanye West -- Louis Vuitton Don (2010)

 

Kanye West wearing Nike Air Yeezy II 2 Platinum

Kanye West -- Nike Air Yeezy 2 'Platinum' (2011)