Pharrell Wears Swarovski Crystal Custom Sneakers On ‘Saturday Night Live’

Pharrell’s custom crystal shoes.
Photo: @pharrell Instagram

If you’re anything like me, your Saturday-night footwear is limited to, like, boots or slippers. Pharrell, it is clear, is not anything like me. I mean, he performed on Saturday Night Live last night in these bad boys. What are they, you ask? Oh, just a pair of customized Swarovski crystal Stan Smith sneakers, NBD. Looks like partnering with Adidas has its perks, eh?

Pharrell performing on ’Saturday Night Live.’
Photo: NBC

Flanked by a group of string musicians, Skateboard P performed “Marilyn Monroe” wearing the shoes, a black three-stripe jacket, and his green Vivienne Westwood Buffalo hat. Will the shoes become a full-time piece of P’s look, like the jacket and the hat? Will he be able to get anything he wants customized with crystals from now on? These shoes raise a lot of questions.

Pharrell performing on ’Saturday Night Live.’
Photo: NBC

Pharrell also performed “Happy” in a white Adidas jacket with “Girl” emblazoned on the front, composed of tiny flowers. He kept the green hat, but swapped the shoes for plain ones—it’s not easy to move with clear rocks all over your shoes.

Exactly what P and Adidas are collaborating on remains to be seen, but if there are extremely fancy sneakers involved, I’m on board. Watch his performance below to see the shoes in all their light-reflecting glory.


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