The MTV Video Music Awards is known for having a less traditional red carpet than other major awards shows. Attendees usually steer away from gowns and go for more fun looks, shoes included.
Ahead of the awards on Sunday, Footwear News has chosen unique shoes for men and women fit for the red carpet.
Always celebrity mainstays, Christian Louboutin and Giuseppe Zanotti both provide options that are a twist on classic pumps and sandals. Louboutin’s So Kate metallic python pumps come in an exotic, iridescent purple while Zanotti offers up his strappy silver metallic Anne sandals with tiny specks of color throughout.
Darmaki offers up a black pointy toe pump with a distinctive geometric gold heel, and Daniele Michetti’s Shima fringed suede sandals could bring a tribal vibe to the red carpet.
On the men’s side, there are plenty of statement sneakers to be had including Balenciaga’s marbled multicolor high-top sneakers and Maison Margiela’s Replica paint splatter sneakers.
Of course, we’ll be watching very closely to see if the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 all-black sneakers make an appearance. It’s even possible a red or white pair could show up after Chris Brown shared his red pair on Instagram and a guest at James Harden’s birthday party reportedly spotted Kanye West in an all-white pair.
Click through the gallery to see more red carpet statement shoes.