There are plenty of celebrities who are known as having influenced our sneaker purchasing decisions over the years: Spike Lee, Kanye West, and Nelly, to name a few. They're not the only big names who have gotten in on wearing cool shoes over the years. In fact, there's a whole host of archival photos of celebs that aren't associated with "sneaker culture" who have worn good footwear over the years. In fact, finding one of these outlier photos can be truly inspirational. Everyone can have influence if they do it right.

To find the treasure trove of these photos, we enlisted the one and only Sergey Velsin, the Russian man behind the popular Instagram account Trainer Spotting. (Seriously, you need to follow him.) 

Take a look at photos you've probably never seen before of celebs you'll recognize who are wearing the sneakers you want.