15 Stylin' Pairs of Pop Culture-Inspired Shoes


Remember the good old days when it was commonplace to wear supremely lame, pop culture-themed shoes? Of course, at the time, you felt awesome stomping around in your Velcro Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles light-up sneakers, but at some point, you grew up and transitioned into normal, boring shoes without even realizing. Well, if you’re anything like us, you thought they didn’t really make themed shoes for adult-size feet, but boy, were we wrong! After the jump, we’ve gathered 15 pairs of grown-up shoes that pay homage to noteworthy TV shows, films, and the occasional David Bowie. Click through for your favorite new kicks.

If your overworked feet are giving you trouble, slip into some R2-D2 TOMS and let these astromech droids work their reparative magic. [via]

You’re never too old for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sneakers. Never. [via]

Scarface shoes are a sure-fire way to let the world know that you mean business. Is that Velcro? [via]

“One does not simply walk into Mordor…” without lacing up these snazzy Lord of the Rings Converse first! [via]

“Let’s dance, put on your red [Ziggy Stardust] shoes and dance the blues.” — David Bowie [via]

If you like big tongues, these Mickey Mouse Adidas are for you. [via]

Skateboard your way into some Bart-style shenanigans in these The Simpsons Nike Dunks [via]

Bryan Cranston wore these puppies to a Breaking Bad premiere. That is why he’s cooler than you. [via]

These shoes were made for (Christopher) Walken, and that’s just what they’ll do. [via]

These Joker shoes aren’t terrifying or anything [via]

Who needs a sorting hat when your Chucks know what’s up? [via]

The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club, unless it’s proudly displayed on your feet. [via]

Wouldn’t you like to lace up these Quail-Men and rendezvous with some mayonnaise? [via]

For TV-lovers who want to look like they’ve stepped in blood and guts without actually stepping in blood and guts. [via]

Imagine all the Baby Ruths you could keep in that bag. [via]