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Celebrities and Their Sneakers: Images You May Not Have Seen Before

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What do Keith Haring, Robin Williams, Mike Tyson and Elle Macpherson all have in common? They love rocking a fresh pair of kicks!

We recently enlisted the help of Trainer Spotting (trainer.spotting), the instagram account that you really should be following, to aid in the hunt for some rare images of your favourite celebrities rocking the flyest kicks known to planet earth.

We’ve got Lauren Hutton flexing Instapumps, Steven Tyler busting out Sock Racers, and Leonardo DiCaprio in a slick Air Force 1. What are you waiting for? Suss down below for the celebrity sneaker images you may not have seen yet.

Elton John

Elton John is definitely a low-key Nikehead, frequently snapped rocking heater Swoosh creations. Peep him here back in 1991 wearing a pair of Huaraches.

Lauren Hutton

It's well known that Lauren Hutton's most famous sneaker moment was in late 1990s when she rocked a pair of 'Syracuse' Dunks. But it was also pretty neat when the actress donned a pair of Reebok Instapump Furys circa 2000 for a magazine shoot.

Brad Pitt

If you look closely at the stills of Brad Pitt in the movie Snatch, you can see him rocking a pair of New Balances with the logo removed. Did you pick up that it was the NB574?

Leonardo DiCaprio

Here's Leo flexing on everyone in 2006 with the Nike Air Force 1 B CO.JP. It was a very interesting choice for the actor, wearing the shoe five years after its initial release.

Robin Williams

It looks like legendary actor Robin Williams was an early adopter of the all-terrain look that's currently enjoying a resurgence, seen here testing the outdoor credentials of the Nike Son of Lava Dome in 1990.

Mike Tyson

Here's Mike Tyson filling up his Bentley while rocking a pair of Nike Air Max Lights. Let's hope he was careful not to spill anything on those crispy kicks!

Steven Tyler

An extremely interesting choice for Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, seen here in 1989 wearing a pair of Nike Sock Racers. Definitely not your typical rock star shoe, but Tyler was known to have quite a collection of similar silhouettes like the Sock Trainer, Air Flow, and even the Aqua Sock for a photoshoot.

Elle Macpherson

Supermodel Elle Macpherson is seen here wearing one of Nike's boldest runners from the 1980s – the Nike Terra TC – during a photoshoot.

Brooke Burns

Here we have Brooke Burns, the actress who played Jessie in Baywatch, sporting a fresh pair of adidas D'Fiant on-set back in 1998.

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is a well-known sneaker enthusiast, and friend to Hiroshi Fujiwara. He is pictured here wearing a mysterious pair of Dunks. Some say it could be the atmos x Nike Dunk CO.JP, however others say these could have been an older sample pair. Whatever the case, they're still a heater!

Carla Bruni

An avid adidas women's model during the 1980s, Carla Bruni has been snapped wearing a pair of adidas Julies in 1987. They perfectly match her two-piece!

Keith Haring

Legendary artist Keith Haring was no stranger to rocking a squeeky clean pair of Air Jordans, often seen sporting classic Air Jordan 1s. Here he is in 1985 wearing a pair of AJ1 'Chicagos'. Iconic!

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