The Top Five Shoe Moments From ‘The Ellen Show’

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” will be returning for its 14th season on Tuesday. Here, Footwear News looks back at the best shoe moments from last season.


The superstar debuted her eighth studio album, “Anti,” and made an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” rocking a new look. Rihanna paired an army-green ensemble with Christian Louboutin python ankle-strap heels and a short, sleek bob.

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Rihanna wore Christian Louboutin heels on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
CREDIT: Instagram.

Damn Daniel

The teens behind the viral video hit “Damn Daniel” were welcomed to “The Ellen Show.” Daniel Lara, 14, and Josh Holz, 15, received a lifetime supply of Vans sneakers from the brand and DeGeneres thanks to the video that has since received millions of views. In the video, Holz comments on Lara’s sneakers by saying, “Damn Daniel,” which prompted a viral response across social media and celebrities.

Josh Holz, Daniel Lara on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
Josh Holz, Daniel Lara on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
CREDIT: The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Good Samaritan

The talk-show host brought a local Chicago woman to her show after her generosity toward a homeless woman went viral. DeGeneres was so inspired by the story and told the crowd how she admired the woman’s giving ways so much that she wanted to give her own Ed by Ellen boots away. “I thought I would give you my shoes. They’re your size exactly. We’re the same size,” said DeGeneres. “And I always keep my money in it, so I have $10,000.” 

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Ellen Degeneres rewards local samaritan with $20K on the “Ellen Show.”
CREDIT: Courtesy of Instagram.


The talk-show host stepped up her sneaker game last season and rocked a pair of tan Yeezy Boost 350s and a bomber jacket. DeGeneres invited a group of guests on stage for a messy game that involved throwing paint. With some valuable footwear on, DeGeneres knew not to go anywhere near them. “I’m staying right here because I’ve got my Kanye Yeezy shoes on and I’m not going over there!” she said.

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Ellen DeGeneres wearing Yeezy Boost 350s on her show with Bob Harper and Ken Jeong.
CREDIT: Instagram.

Nicki Minaj

The rapper made an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” wearing Christian Louboutin lace-up sandals. The gladiator-like shoes made for quite the style statement.While on the show, the rapper talked about her role in the film “Barbershop: The Next Cut” and working with co-star Ice Cube. Later on that night, she wore the same pair of shoes to the film’s premiere.

Nicki Minaj made an appearance "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in Christian Louboutin sandals.
Nicki Minaj made an appearance “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in Christian Louboutin sandals.
CREDIT: Instagram.

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