Keith Urban Dons Heeled Dress Shoes for AFI Lifetime Achievement Tribute Gala Honoring Nicole Kidman


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Keith Urban joined his wife Nicole Kidman for a night celebrating her latest honor at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute, donning a stylish pair of heeled dress shoes.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman attend the 49th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute celebrating Nicole Kidman at Dolby Theatre on April 27, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)
Keith Urban’s shoes.

The AFI Life Achievement Award gala took place tonight at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Naomi Watts and Reese Witherspoon were among the list of presenters. In a prestigious accolade, Kidman stands as the first Australian actor to receive the AFI Life Achievement Award.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 27: (L-R) Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman attend the 49th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute celebrating Nicole Kidman at Dolby Theatre on April 27, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman at the 49th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute celebrating Nicole Kidman at Dolby Theatre on April 27 in Los Angeles.

While Kidman’s shoes were not visible, throughout her successful career, Kidman has stayed consistent with an envious chic closet filled with essential classics and sleek silhouettes. For red carpet events, the “Big Little Lies” star usually gravitates towards pointed-toe pumps or heeled sandals from designer labels like Aquazzura, Jimmy Choo, Alexandre Birman and Manolo Blahnik. Together, Kidman and Urban make a fashionable team whether they are on red carpets or seen out and about.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban at the AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Nicole Kidman held at The Dolby Theatre on April 27, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman at the 49th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute celebrating Nicole Kidman at Dolby Theatre on April 27 in Los Angeles.

About the Shoes 

The design of Urban’s lace-up shoes showcases the principle of duality. The chunky, modernist sole, characterized by its unique design, contrasts starkly with the upper crafted from brushed leather, which exudes a structured appearance and glossy finish. These lug-sole shoes embody a harmonious blend of contrasting visual elements.

Shoe Style: Lug Sole Shoes

Lug-sole shoes, also known as lugged shoes, are a type of footwear characterized by their thick, rubber soles featuring a distinctive pattern of deep, widely spaced lugs or cleats. Originally popularized for outdoor activities like hiking, hunting, and mountaineering, lug-sole shoes have evolved into versatile fashion staples in recent years. Lugged soles are often made of durable materials like rubber, polyurethane, or thermoplastic rubber (TPR)  to withstand wear and tear and provide long-lasting performance.

Lug-sole shoes come in various styles, including boots, sneakers, sandals, and loafers, catering to different needs and preferences. They are often associated with a rugged, utilitarian aesthetic and are popular among individuals who enjoy outdoor activities, work in demanding environments, or simply appreciate the combination of style and functionality.



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