Lenny Kravitz always looks stylish from head to toe — and at Sunday’s 2022 Grammys, you’d be forgiven for staring at his feet.
The ‘Fly Away’ singer, 57, hit the red carpet in a metallic Natalia Fedner mesh top, black leather pants and high heeled boots he designed with modern vice and Church shop – one of the three personalized pairs he wore during the awards ceremony.
Kravitz sat down with Modern Vice’s Jordan Adoni three weeks before the Grammys with ideas for his shoes.
“He talked about a beautiful, new, unique square toe shape that has never been done on a heel like this. He had very specific ideas about the ‘slouchiness’ of the boot and the materials we were using,” Adoni tells Page Six Style of Kravitz’s inspiration.
“The real magic is in the heel shapes, of which he had two: the red carpet version, which was more slender, and the performance pair seen at the Grammys, which was thicker for more support during the performance. “
Indeed, before taking the stage with HER and Travis Barker, Kravitz swapped his black boots for a silver pair that matched his bronze leather Chrome Hearts jumpsuit.
“There’s a bunch of stuff that we’ve done technically to make the boot a much higher shoe that can be stable for rocking and rolling at [that] height,” says Adoni, adding that the team did tons of testing to ensure both fit and comfort.
“All parts were developed using a completely custom last that was made for these shoes, which is not usually done.”
The soles were even stamped with “Let Love Rule”, a nod to the superstar’s 1989 debut single and studio album.
Adoni gushed about working with Kravitz, calling the experience “magical” and “truly special” and adding that the singer is “kind and inspiring with a pure soul”.
But the “American Woman” crooner isn’t the only male celeb to embrace high heels lately; Harry Styles and Marc Jacobs are among the other big names looking for a little facelift.
“I never saw fashion as exclusive to men versus women; I see it more as something cool, and if you feel it, rock it,” says Adoni.
“All the shoes we’ve made at Modern Vice have always been for men or women; fashion is for everyone. If it looks good and you feel free, rock it.