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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Adidas Yeezy Boost

Created by Kanye West, the Adidas Yeezy is an official collaboration between the rap/hip hop superstar and the well-known, household sports brand. The second shoe from the collaboration, the Yeezy Boost 350 should not be considered as a status shoe. Understated yet highly desirable, these kicks are classically paired with skinny jeans and baggy tees.

Due to their widespread appeal, many people strive to own Yeezys. But be warned just because you own a pair, it doesn't mean you can pull them off. This is due to the fact that they fall within a particular style niche that’s not suited to everyone.

Not as comfortable as they look, these trainers are very expensive and difficult to get your hands on. So much so that the only way to acquire a pair is to enter a competition, queue for hours on end, or buy a pair second-hand from eBay at double—even triple.—the price and, even worse, at the risk they may be fake. The mystery and exclusivity surrounding Yeezys is undoubtedly heightened by their close links to all-American stardom.