8 Striking Shoes at the 2013 BET Awards

The 2013 BET Awards took place on Sunday, June 30, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. This red carpet event means another thing for us, though … shoe spotting! And, yes, we’ve seen a lot of interesting heels, and some of those that we’ve included here aren’t the usual red carpet heels.

Check them out below, and share your thoughts with us. Who do you think had the best heels?

Brandy in Privileged “Kempton” Booties

Brandy Norwood, who was one of the presenters of the night, looked striking in her nude embroidered Michael Cinco dress, which features pearl accents and a peplum detail. We think that not many will love this dress, but what about her booties? Those nude shoes look eye-catching as well, but they’re the type that some people may like and some may not.

They’re made of synthetic leather, and they obviously have corset-like lacing on the outer sides and on the vamps. While the lace design and the 1 1/2-inch-high platforms are already enough to grab attention, these booties even have striking silver spiked studs, too, that run all the way up the 6 inch heels.

Brandy 2013 BET Awards


The 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia TheatreBrandy at the 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on June 30, 2013

We couldn’t find the nude version online, but black and mauve renditions are available.

Privileged Kempton Booties BlackPrivileged “Kempton” Booties in Black, $104.99


Privileged Kempton Booties MauvePrivileged “Kempton” Booties in Mauve, $99.90

Eve in Sergio Rossi “Antiope” Sandals

Salmon and blue colors do complement each other. It’s what Eve showed us when she took to the red carpet in her salmon-colored bodycon dress and strappy blue heels. Don’t you just love the pop of color here? And, by the way, you might have also noticed her oversized accessories, which also rocked her getup.

Anyway, if goddesses existed this modern day, they  would surely pick these sandals. The caged, strappy design has a Grecian feel; aside from blue, they also feature gold-tone details, including on the 3 inch heels.

Although she lost to Nicki Minaj in the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award, she is surely one of the best dressed (or best heeled perhaps?) attendees that night.

Eve 2013 BET Awards


The 2013 BET Awards Eve at the 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on June 30, 2013

Unfortunately, we can no longer find these sandals online.

Sergio Rossi Antiope sandalsSergio Rossi “Antiope” Sandals, £1,080 (sold out)

Laila Ali in Jimmy Choo “Besso” Sandals

Laila Ali showed off her toned curves in a black body-hugging dress. Because it’s just a simple dress, pairing it with the right shoes and accessories can make it look elegant. Just see how she did it. She wore gold-tone accessories, and her heels were in black and gold, a combination that never fails to provide instant sophistication.

Her Art Deco Jimmy Choos are the “Besso” sandals, which feature contrasting black grained leather and gold-tone mirror metallic straps. They have high-cut vamps that are connected to the ankle straps, which then create a modern geometric effect.

Laila Ali 2013 BET Awards


The 2013 BET AwardsLaila Ali at the 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on June 30, 2013

Aside from black and gold, there’s also another version of these heels called the “Berlin,” which is in light bronze. See below.

Jimmy Choo Besso Mixed-Leather SandalsJimmy Choo “Besso” Mixed-Leather Sandals, $895


Jimmy Choo Berlin Metallic SandalsJimmy Choo “Berlin” Metallic Sandals, $895

Check out the arrival of Brandy, Eve, and Laila Ali:

Brandy, Eve, and Laila Ali arriving at the 2013 BET Awards

Porscha Coleman in Make Me Chic Dior-01 Sandals

Porscha Coleman flaunted her curves in a fitted long-sleeved dress, which features revealing mesh inserts. And while it’s really striking, her heels got us hooked, too.

Her shoes are crafted only from man-made material in black, and they feature ankle cuffs with triple buckled straps. Although the cuffs and 2 inch platforms already add edge to this pair, the silver spiked heels, which measure about 6.25 inches, make them even edgier and very modern.

Porscha Coleman 2013 BET Awards


2013 BET Awards - ArrivalsPorscha Coleman at the 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on June 30, 2013

Porscha was wearing the Dior-01 ankle-cuff spiked platform heels from Make Me Chic, where they’re also available in two more color versions.

Dior-01 ankle cuff spike platform heelsDior-01 Ankle-Cuff Spike Platform Heels, $38.20 (each)

Erica Hubbard in Christian Louboutin “Lady Spiked” Pumps

Let’s Stay Together star Erica Hubbard was also present at the event, and she showed up in a shimmery ensemble. She was wearing a very modern-looking dress that’s embellished with gold and silver studs! To complement this outfit, she paired it with studded pumps by Christian Louboutin.

While we normally see leopard-print pumps with spiked heels, these pumps feature the other way around. They have blue suede upper with metallic spiked studs, while the 5 3/4 inch heels and 1 1/4 inch platforms feature leopard-print dyed calf hair. Interesting, right? Peep toes with metallic leather trims as well as the signature red soles finish these feminine yet fierce pumps.

Erica Hubbard 2013 BET Awards


2013 BET Awards - Arrivals Erica Hubbard at the 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on June 30, 2013

Want them?

Christian Louboutin Lady Spiked Leopard Platform PumpsChristian Louboutin “Lady Spiked” Leopard-Print Platform Pumps, $1,595

Amber Rose in Versace Strappy Sandals

Amber Rose was clearly a stunner in her bright yellow dress by Versace. Besides her dress, though, her heels also managed to catch our attention. Well, she was actually in head-to-toe Versace.

Her sandals may be simple in black leather, but the way the straps are designed is edgy. They have double straps across the toes and triple asymmetrical straps that seem woven through the straps at the sides. Moreover, they feature bronze-tone platforms and stiletto heels, which measure about 0.5 and 5.3 inches, respectively.

Amber Rose 2013 BET Awards


The 2013 BET Awards


Amber Rose at the 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on June 30, 2013

Wear these heels to add instant edge to your outfit without going over the top.

Versace Strappy Stiletto SandalsVersace Strappy Stiletto Sandals, $831.01

Sevyn Streeter in Gucci “Victoire” Sandals

Sevyn Streeter added a pop of color to her hot white ensemble by wearing a pair of red (or pink) sandals by Gucci. Although they’re classic in silhouette, the ankle cuffs with oversized buckles make them that eye-catching!

Sevyn Streeter 2013 BET Awards


2013 BET Awards - ArrivalsSevyn Streeter at the 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on June 30, 2013

Sadly, we could not find these pretty heels online anymore.

Gucci "Victoire" SandalsGucci “Victoire” Sandals, $695 (not available)

India.Arie in Alaia Platform Sandals

India.Arie performed on stage at the event. When she arrived, she was spotted in a pink tight-fitting dress and a matching turban. She finished her look with a pair of black laser-cut sandals by Alaia.

The intricate laser-cut design with nude inserts is what makes the heels striking, in addition to the 2-inch-high platforms and about 7 inch towering heels, which also feature the same design.

India Arie 2013 BET Awards


2013 BET Awards - ArrivalsIndia Arie at the 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on June 30, 2013

We couldn’t find the black version online, but a pair in nude is available on sale.

Alaia Platform SandalsAlaia Platform Sandals, $954.02 (before: $1,192.53)

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