The Many Impressive Shoes of Ed Sheeran, Self-Described Sneaker Freak

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We watched last night’s Ed Sheeran doc. You did, too. But did you catch all those close-ups of his kicks? Our favorite loop-pedaling ginger is a bunch of things—singer, songwriter, Taylor Swift needlepoint recipient—but did you know dude’s a sneakerhead, too?

For a guy who’s constantly on the go, jet setting from one side of the globe to the other, he switches up his kicks with a truly mind-blowing frequency. In fact, he’s pretty much never photographed wearing the same pair of shoes…quite the style statement for a guy who’s allegedly not into fashion. (He recently told Billboard magazine, “I’ve just never really given a F about what people are wearing, so I don’t know why people care about what I have on.”) Regardless, the people (me) do care what he has on, particularly if he’s wearing a pair of VERY RARE Airs in a sold-out colorway.

I, for one, would love to know his secret. Does he travel with suitcases full of Jordans? Or does he wear ’em once, leaving a trail of Yeezys in his wake and picking up new ones as he goes? Or does he spend all his spare time trolling eBay and bidding on limited-edition Dunks? Whatever the explanation, Ed’s collection is cool enough to impress even the most discerning sneakerhead out there. Also impressive? The fact that he’s literally never been photographed in shoes that aren’t sneakers, not even on the Grammy red carpet. His dedication is admirable.

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When: June 5, 2014
Where: KISS FM
What: Air Jordan 3 Powder Blue sneakers

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When: June 3, 2014
Where: BBC Radio 2
What: Nike Air Python sneakers

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When: May 24, 2014
Where: Radio 1’s Big Weekend Green
What: Air Jordan 3 Retro QS Fear Night Stadium Total Orange-Black-Neutral Gray sneakers

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When: May 21, 2014
Where: Voice of Italy
What: Nike Air Python sneakers

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When: May 10, 2014
Where: KISS FM’s 2014 Wango Tango
What: Nike Air Pythons Black sneakers

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When: March 2, 2014
Where: Elton John’s Oscar Party
What: Air Yeezy 2 Red October sneakers

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When: January 26, 2014
Where: Warner Music Group’s Annual Grammy Celebration
What: Gucci sneakers

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When: December 2, 2013
Where: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug premiere
What: Jordan Flight Luminary sneakers

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When: August 25, 2013
Where: 2013 MTV Video Music Awards
What: Air Jordan 5 Bel-Air sneakers

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When: August 11, 2013
Where: 2013 Teen Choice Awards
What: Air Jordan 3 Cement sneakers

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When: July 11, 2013
Where: SiriusXM Studios
What: Air Jordan 3 Retro Joker sneakers

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When: June 5, 2013
Where: 2013 CMT Music Awards
What: Nike SB Stefan Janoski Mid sneakers

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When: May 23, 2013
Where: Opening of Delta Air Lines and Fuse’s T4X pop-up
What: Nike Blazer Mid Woven Blackened Blue sneakers

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When: May 19, 2013
Where: 2013 Billboard Music Awards
What: Air Yeezy 2 Black/Solar Red sneakers

+ WATCH ’NINE DAYS AND NIGHTS OF ED SHEERAN’

You can watch a new, deluxe version of Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran on Saturday at 11 a.m. EST on MTV. Will there be more sneakers? You’ll have to watch to find out!

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