CSS Spotlight // A History of Pharrell’s Sneakers in Music Videos

You can’t be Pharrell, he’s a rockstar. However, you can dress like him and most of us have. Yes, over his still active career which started to take shape in the late ’90s behind the boards as one half of The Neptunes and on the mic as one third of N.E.R.D., the VA native has been a trailblazer both sonically and aesthetically.

From mesh trucker hats to Malcolm McLaren Grammy garb, Skatebord P has broke rules and set trends. On the eve of his adidas NMD collab launch, we take a look back at Pharrell’s DEEP music video catalog and the kicks he wore in each clip as we celebrate his 45th birthday.

“Rockstar”

Year: 2001
Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylor, adidas Superstar

“Provider”

Year: 2001
Shoes: Vans Old Skool

“Like I Love You”

Year: 2002
Shoes: Nike SB Dunk Low

“Señorita”

Year: 2002
Shoes: A Bathing Ape Bapestas

“Frontin'”

Year: 2003
Shoes: Bapes, Vans, Nikes & PUMAs on Shoe Wall

“Beautiful”

Year: 2003
Shoes: Vans Old Skool

“Change Clothes”

Year: 2003
Shoes: A Bathing Ape Bapestas

“Light Your A** on Fire”

Year: 2003
Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylor

“She Wants to Move”

Year: 2004
Shoes: Nike Air Force 1

“Maybe”

Year: 2004
Shoes: Reebok Ice Cream Low

“Drop It Like It’s Hot”

Year: 2004
Shoes: Reebok Ice Cream Low

“Hollaback Girl”

Year: 2005
Shoes: Reebok Ice Cream Low

“Mr. Me Too”

Year: 2006
Shoes: Reebok Ice Cream Boardflip

“Can I Have it Like That”

Year: 2006
Shoes: A Bathing Ape Bapestas

“That Girl”

Year: 2006
Shoes: Reebok Ice Cream Boardflip & Pharrell x A Bathing Ape Roadsta

“Money Maker”

Year: 2006
Shoes: Reebok Ice Cream Boardflip

“Sooner or Later”

Year: 2008
Shoes: Vans (Authentic or Era)

“ADD SUV”

Year: 2010
Shoes: BBC Nothing Boutique Sneakers

“Get Like Me”

Year: 2013
Shoes: Nike LeBron X “What the”

“Happy”

Year: 2013
Shoes: Celine Slip-Ons

“Move That Dope”

Year: 2014
Shoes: Custom adidas Stan Smith

“Marilyn Monroe”

Year: 2014
Shoes: Custom adidas Stan Smith

“Sing”

Year: 2014
Shoes: Custom adidas Stan Smith

“Come Get it Bae”

Year: 2014
Shoes: Custom adidas Stan Smith

“California Roll”

Year: 2015
Shoes: Pharrell Williams x adidas Stan Smith “Solids” Black