Guessing Game: Match Musicians to Their Signature Sneaker


Collaborations between the music and fashion worlds are nothing new, but in the past few years, it seems we can’t go a week without hearing about a new musician-designed sneaker. Today, our friends at Tiny Mix Tapes point us to the final pair of shoes in Animal Collective’s mini-collection for Keep. Panda Bear’s camo kicks aren’t just fetching — they’re also for a good cause, with proceeds benefiting the Socorro Island Conservation Fund.

Inspired by the wide range of musicians creating sneakers, we’ve put together a diverting game. After the jump, we collect 10 pairs that represent collaborations between artists and footwear brands, with acts ranging from major hip-hop stars to a former member of The Smiths to a well-known indie record label — including the shoes designed by Panda Bear’s three AnCo band mates. Guess which artist is behind each sneaker and check your answers by highlighting the black box under each photo.

No Age


Dizzee Rascal

Sub Pop

Avey Tare

Kanye West

Johnny Marr

Dinosaur Jr.


Mark Ronson