Typically at a rave, nothing sees as much dirt, spilt drinks, and excess chewing gum as your shoes. For some people choice of footwear isn’t something which needs much thought. However, those who’ve previously worn the wrong choice can tell you, nothing gets you through a rave like a good pair of shoes. Quality footwear can be the difference between needing to sit down halfway through vs dancing for the rest of the event.
Many ravers swear by a particular brand or type of shoe, and why that is could be for a number of reasons. Comfort being the most important (you’d hope). Realistically, you can’t expect to wear stilettos or cuban heels for over 12 hours in a sweaty warehouse and not end up in pain. Another factor some consider is style. Fashion has always been part of rave culture and whilst the exact style of clothing people wear to raves may have changed over the years, one question has stayed the same – does this go with my outfit?
So, to find out exactly what ravers wear on their feet, we asked you to tell us your go-to choices. We’ve ordered your responses by price from low-to-high.
What’s the most expensive shoe you expect to see at a rave? Scroll down below to find out.
- Platform boots (£40-£80)
- Reebok Club c 85 (£69.95)
- Black vans (£70)
- Converse (£75)
- White high top converse (£75)
- Adidas superstars £79.95
- An old pair of Nike Air Force 1s (£80)
- Nike Huarache (£88)
- Knee High Boots (£80-£100)
- Wedge trainers (£90)
- Air Max 90s (£115)
- Air Max 270 (£120)
- Adidas Ultra Boosts (£140)
- Doc Martens “to shield my toes from being stomped on” (£150-£200)
- Air Max 97 (Seoul Limited Edition) – £160, resold at £350+
- Balenciaga Triple S (£650) – Yikes!
See your shoe below? If not, leave a comment below to let us know what you wear to raves!
Words : Elle Farrell-Kingsley
Cover Image : Egg London