Music and shoes have more than a little shared history, they’re practically sole mates. The two industries have been inextricably laced together for decades, each channeling the mood of an era in their own respective ways. Consistently remaining icons of style, we look at how they’ve always been a step ahead of everyone else.

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White Boots

At the height of her fame, Debbie Harry, the lead singer of the American punk-rock band Blondie, was a sucker for little white boots. A pioneer in the American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-late 1970s, Blondie was considered an underground band until the release of Parallel Lines in 1978, upon which the group was launched into the dizzy heights of stardom.

With this came the inevitable pressures of fame but also a chance for Debbie Harry to make her mark in the fashion world. A staple of her look was her white boots, which matched her famous blonde-bombshell appearance. Similar to the Chelsea boot, these heeled boots were a mandatory part of Harry’s stage get-up. She performed in them for hours on end which was a testament to her endurance as an artist. In fact, at 71 she still tours with the group today.

Harry’s white boots soon became synonymous with the punk-rock chick look, and many young girls across the world endeavoured to emulate her style. Even today, Debbie Harry continues to impress with jaw-dropping outfits and hair-raising performances.