Brit Awards: Statement Red Carpet Shoes From Years Past

The Brit Awards—the U.K.’s version of the Grammys—is airing on Wednesday. While the time difference might stop you settling on the couch to watch the show here in the U.S., we can at least take in what will surely be fantastic footwear on the red carpet.

As with the Grammy Awards, sneakers are definitely welcome. In years past, Ed Sheeran wore Nike sneakers and Will.i.am donned Adidas sneakers.

Ed Sheeran Brit Awards
Ed Sheeran in Nike sneakers in 2013.
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Rihanna made a statement in the press room post-show in 2012 wearing a pair of Timberlands that she also performed in. Rihanna is slated to perform at this year’s awards, although she backed out of her Grammys performance last-minute.

Rihanna Brit Awards
Rihanna hit the press room in 2012 wearing Timberlands that she also performed in.
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Luckily, many of the evening’s guests opt for more daring short dresses or pants, which allow their footwear to take center stage. Janelle Monáe wore a chic Dolce & Gabbana look in 2015 with strappy sandals. In 2014, Nicole Scherzinger’s sexy pants and crop-top ensemble was completed with a pair of gold pointy-toe Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

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Janelle Monáe opted for Dolce & Gabbana sandals in 2015.
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Nicole Scherzinger Brit Awards
Detail shot of Scherzinger’s Zanotti heels.
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This year’s nominees include Adele, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Calvin Harris, Drake, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd and more.

The awards air on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. GMT (3 p.m. EST) and will also live stream on YouTube.

Click through the gallery to see more looks from past Brit Awards.

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