MTV Video Music Awards: Six Best Celebrity Shoes

There was a whole lot going on at last night’s annual spectacle, the MTV Video Music Awards. From Kanye West’s presidential ambitions to Nicki Minaj’s public — or publicity driven — feud with host Miley Cyrus, fashion didn’t get a whole lot of face time during the show, even though it usually does.

That is, unless you count the endless costume and undergarment (or lack of) changes by Cyrus.

Unfortunately, the stars who stepped up to the fashion footwear plate were fewer this year than we’ve seen in years past. We were missing the drama of Lady Gaga and her Alexander McQueen armadillo boots or Beyonce’s leggy looks.

Taylor Swift and her girl-power squad dominated when it came to best dressed, although if we’re being honest, none of the looks felt particularly memorable — Swift was by far the standout. Maybe that was the case because we were all distracted by Kanye West showing up in a new version of the Yeezy, or Miley Cyrus’s glaring silver thigh-high boots, made custom by Versace.

Despite the documented curation of the night’s fashion by Jeremy Scott, we still felt overall disappointment. There were just a few standout winners in the footwear category, and we’re emphasizing footwear here…not the whole look.

Here are our top shoe moments of the night.

Emily Ratajkowski in Altuzarra 

Emily Ratajkowski MTV Video Music Awards 2015 Emily Ratajkowski arrived in statement thigh-high Altuzarra boots. Getty Images.

Kanye in beige colorway of the Yeezy Boost 350

Kim Kardashian MTV Video Music Awards 2015 Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West arrive on the MTV VMAs red carpet. Getty Images.
Kanye West MTV Video Music Awards 2015 Detail shot of Kanye West wearing Yeezy sneakers. Getty Images.

Karlie Kloss in Giuseppe Zanotti flats

Karlie Kloss MTV Video Music Awards 2015 Karlie Kloss arrived in metallic flat Giuseppe Zanotti sandals. Getty Images.

Taylor Swift in Christian Louboutin

Taylor Swift MTV Video Music Awards 2015 Taylor Swift arrives in statement Christian Louboutin pumps. Getty Images.
Taylor Swift MTV Video Music Awards 2015 Detail shot of Swift’s Louboutin pumps. Getty Images.

Nick Jonas in head-to-toe Versace  

Nick Jonas MTV Video Music Awards 2015 Nick Jonas arriving at the 2015 MTV VMAs in black high-top kicks. Getty Images.

Pharrell in Adidas Superstar Supershells 

Pharrell Williams in Adidas Superstar Supershell sneakers Pharrell Williams in Adidas Superstar Supershell sneakers Getty Images.

See all the top red carpet moments from the VMAs in the gallery below and tell us who you think had the top shoes.

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