So you’re headed to a concert. You’re ready to see whoever’s performing, and you’re geeked. You’ve almost finished putting your fit together and then the realization hits you like a ton of bricks: you have no idea what shoes you want to wear.
Figuring out what shoes to wear to a concert can be challenging. Sure, you want to wear something fresh, but you don’t want to wear anything that can get thrashed too easily, as you’ll be jumping around with hundreds of other people (unless standing around in VIP is more your thing, in which case this article isn’t for you). With the Saint Pablo tour right around the corner (hitting the Xcel Energy Center this monday), we figured now’s as good of a time as any to give you three great shoes you can wear to any concert.
1. Vans Old Skool
Let’s start with a classic. The Vans Old Skool is a perfect concert shoe. It’s timeless. It’s decently comfy. It works with just about any fit, and still looks good beat up. Plus, Vans are high-fashion approved so you won’t feel weird rocking them to a show like Kanye’s, where everyone’s trying to get fresh.
2. Nike Air Max 90
Need something with just a bit more cushioning? The Air Max 90 is a great choice. There’s a reason punk fans have worn Air Maxes for so long … they’re perfect to go crazy in, as they’re stable and supportive so your feet won’t start bothering you. The mesh variant will be easier to clean off when you’re done raging as well.
3. Timberland 6-Inch
Don’t like it when your toes get stepped on? If you can deal with wearing a boot while jumping around, the Timberland 6 inch is great for a rough and rugged show. They might get trashed … but they’re durable and you should be able to get them clean with a bit of elbow grease. Plus, if you’re going to see any NY hip-hop act, it only seems right to wear Timbs. Don’t forget your Carhartt jacket either.
What shoes do you normally wear to concerts? Do you try to prevent your shoes from getting messed up when you go to concerts, or do you just let it happen? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter, check our Facebook page for daily updates, and, as always, be sure to follow us on Instagram for all the fire sneaker pictures you can handle.