Written by Live Nation Staff • December 8, 2016
Who doesn't love new shoes? Answer: no one. We've rounded up some of the best kicks for some of the best shows — whatever type of music you're into, whatever kind of crowd you run in, there is a shoe out there that fits.
Neon Trees // Bishop Briggs // BØRNS // Grouplove (Alternative)
Aqua Hug Me Doc Martens/BMO Doc Martens: Docs are a must-have in every alternative wardrobe—same goes for the alt-music lovers. Whether you’re jamming out to “Sins of My Youth” or getting your “Tongue Tied” to some Grouplove, these bright boots will let you shine in all your spunky, colorful glory.
Mary J. Blige // Maxwell (R&B / Soul)
Adrianna Camel Pony Boots: When you’ve got it, flaunt it. These statement boots carry a personality of their own, perfect for showing off your style and flare without having to sacrifice your comfort. The animal-print pattern screams “soul” power.
Made in America // OVO Fest // Hot 97 Summer Jam (Hip Hop / Rap)
Timberland 6” Classic Work Boots: Timbs are to hip hop as tap shoes are to tap dancing. These classic urban staples are as tenacious as your favorite rapper’s flow, and oh-so fly. These sturdy boots will help you channel your inner Biggie or Tupac so you can stand tall among a sea of hip hop heads.
Late Nite Tuff Guy // Kraak & Smaak // Cherub (Modern Disco)
Zoe Silver Sequin Loafers: Giving new meaning to the term “dancing shoes,” these gleamin’ galoshes turn you into a traveling disco ball. Perfect for some “Disco S—t” with Cherub, or just a night out on the town grooving and moving to some funky beats. You’ll bring ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” to life in these babies.
Stagecoach Festival (Country)
Old Gringo Mariana Tan Boots/Adela Ankle Boots: These boots were made for dancing, and that’s just what they’ll do. What better way to mosey on in to the hoedown throw down than in these tan beauties?
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros // Gogol Bordello // Balkan Beat Box (Gypsy, Folk & Indie Rock)
Vintage Black Boho Boots: Here’s a special one for the free spirits — unique, intricate and colorful, just like your gypsy soul. An art piece in the form of a boot, it is durable enough for trotting around to folk tunes while still keeping that artisanal value alive and well.
Metallica // Chelsea Wolfe // Tool (Grunge Rock/Metal)
Gothic Platform Boots: When you spend most of your time in the pit, you gotta have something sturdy enough for stomping out any unwanted moshers (kidding). These bad boys will give you some vertical assistance so you can better see and hear your favorite rockstars shredding it on stage.
Electric Daisy Carnival (Electronic Dance)
Baby Pink Fluffies/Fuchsia Nike Tailwinds: Under the electric sky, you can wear pretty much anything and get away with it, but we don’t recommend wearing literally ANYTHING. Comfort goes a long way when you’re dancing from dusk til dawn, but you do want to stay bright and expressive. Throw in some furry boots because, why not?!
Vans Warped Tour (Alt/Punk Rock)
Vans Sk8-Hi Red Monochrome/Converse Black Hi-Top: As the old All Time Low song goes… “high tops and her favorite song.” As any veteran Warped Tour goer will tell you, high tops are your best friend for the festival that needs as much skin coverage, but the least amount of heat as possible. Lather up your sunscreen, avoid that tanginess, but be comfy and prepared to mosh your life away. Also, high tops don’t fall off in the pit or when you’re crowd surfing. You got this.