18 ‘Famous Footwear’ Illustrations Test: How Well Do You Know Your Pop Culture?

steve jobs

They say you can’t really know a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. Of course, that walk isn’t always possible. Enter art director and multimedia designer Federico Mauro, who hopes to help us identify with some of our favorite pop culture figures based on—you guessed it—their shoes. Using a lifelike yet minimalist approach, his illustrations are a perfect fit. From Michael Jordan’s iconic sneakers to Carrie Bradshaw’s high heels to Marty McFly’s high tops, you could probably guess each of these cultural heavyweights just by seeing a single shoe.

So go ahead and give it a try. Slowly scroll down the page, stop at each shoe, and guess. The answer will be slightly below!

michael jackson

al capone

forest gump

jeffrey lebowski

wonder woman

audrey hepburn

clint eastwood


kurt cobain


dorothy gale

marty fcfly

vivian ward

michael jordan

carrie bradshaw

james bond

mark zuckerberg

steve jobsvia whudat
Apparently I like to think differently, which is another way of saying I like to think similarly to Steve Jobs; we’re both entrepreneurial types and have been seen wearing the same version of New Balance sneakers more often than we’d like.

How many did you get right? Which pair of iconic shoes and figures do you identify with most?

Daniel Zeevi

By Daniel Zeevi

Daniel is a social network architect, web developer, infographic designer, writer, speaker and founder of DashBurst. Full-time futurist and part-time content curator, always on the hunt for disruptive new technology, creative art and web humor.


  1. How cool! The only shoes I wear now are Crocs. I have like 10 different pairs. I even have some Crocs with furry insides for winter! I’m such a nerd. 🙂

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