MTV’s annual Video Music Awards is home to incredible performances, unforgettable moments (here’s looking at you, Kanye), and celebrities from near and far. But in the same venue where the Moonmen glisten and the craziest music videos are celebrated, sneakers get their shine. We’ve gone through the archives, scouring the feet of the event’s guests and performers over the years, and have narrowed down fifteen of the finest sneaker moments in VMA history. Check them all out below.
1999 – Eminem in the Air Jordan 4 Retro “White Cement”
Coming off his first major-label album, Eminem garnered enough attention over his video for “My Name Is” to scoop up the award for “Best New Artist in a Video”. He came ready to tear the stage down, and did just that with the help of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Plus, he rocked one of the year’s most prized Air Jordan Retros – the first Retro release of the “White Cement” Air Jordan 4.