MY SHOE ARSENAL: BLAIR UNDERWOOD
The actor shares his go-to cardio sneakers and the classic pair he wears for long days on set.
In our series, My Shoe Arsenal, we go into the closets of celebrities and athletes to see their footwear collections. We’re not talking about the latest pair of Air Max that will never be taken out of the box. Instead, we want to see the shoes that get them through their fast-paced days and workouts, whether they’re runners, cyclists, barre converts, or weightlifters. Next up, Blair Underwood.
For Quantico star Blair Underwood, fashion has always been a part of the high-performance lifestyle. Six years ago, the actor and director started a clothing line. Now, he’s zeroed in on shoes with the launch of Right Bank Shoe Co. for Blair Underwood. “You can have an outfit that kind of halfway works but if the shoes work, the whole outfit works,” says Underwood. “If you have a $4,000 suit on that looks good but you’ve got the wrong shoes on, none of it works.”
The collection has been a chance to challenge himself, evolve, and grow. “It’s stretching another creative muscle,” he says.
But while the line will include casual and dress men’s shoes, fitness footwear certainly also has a place in Underwood’s personal wardrobe. “It behooves me to stay in shape. I've always taken that seriously,” he says. “Now it's just really routine.”
Here, a peek at the actor's shoe rack—and the pairs that carry him on and off the screen.
Nike Free RN
“Cardio is a consistent part of my routine lately. These support my feet, making me feel like I can optimize my workouts.”
Vince Men’s Copeland Suede Lace Up Sneakers
“I’ve always been attracted to suede and love to throw these on with my everyday outfit to provide comfort while keeping me cool.”
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top
“I’m a sucker for a good classic. Having a career in acting requires long days on sets, walking back and forth from locations, and these are always a good go-to.”
Right Bank Shoe Co Sal Sneaker
“I live in Los Angeles when I’m not shooting and we all know that warm weather comes with the territory. These sneakers keep me styling while I’m running around town to meetings.”
Collection Blair Underwood The ENZO SP
“I couldn’t be more proud of these loafers with my family crest. These are fantastic for a red carpet, night on the town, dressed up, or dressed down.”
Photography by Keith Morrison