'An icon': Viola Davis wore silver platform sneakers with her Emmys gown — and Twitter is loving it

Kate Mendonca
·Shopping Editor
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22:   Viola Davis attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Viola Davis attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

As a red carpet veteran, Viola Davis can pretty much get away with anything at this point, including sneakers if she so pleases.

At Sunday’s 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, the Oscar-winning actress did just that when she surprised audiences everywhere by pairing her black and white Alberta Ferretti gown with a pair of $679 metallic platform sneakers.

Though she arrived on the purple carpet rocking a pair of heels as she posed alongside her husband Julius Tennon, she later appeared on stage to present the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in an entirely different look.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Viola Davis speaks onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Viola Davis speaks onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Backstage, the “How to Get Away With Murder” star swapped out her heels for a pair of comfortable sneakers, and fans were here for it.

If you’re after Viola’s chunky sneaker look you can still pick up her exact pair online, but they will set you back nearly $700.

Her $679 Hogan Metallic Platform Trainers are still in stock, but we’ve rounded up some more affordable options too.

Hogan Metallic Platform Trainers

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Image via Farfetch.

SHOP IT: Farfetch, $679

Superga 2790 Multi Stripes Platform Sneakers

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Image via Shopbop.

SHOP IT: Shopbop, $113

White Chuck Taylor All Star Lift Platform Sneakers

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Image via SSENSE.

SHOP IT: SSENSE, $80

All Black Rose Gold Platform High-Top Sneakers

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Image via Anthropologie.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $232 ($175 USD)

Karl Lagerfeld Paris Lamirra Slip-On Platform Sneaker

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Image via Nordstrom.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $90

PUMA Women's Roma Amor Heritage Platform Low-Top Sneakers

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Image via Bloomingdale's.

SHOP IT: Bloomingdale’s, $118

Fitflop Rally Metallic Leather Sneakers

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Image via Fitflop.

SHOP IT: Fitflop, $120

Steve Madden Alley Sneakers

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Image via Steve Madden.

SHOP IT: Steve Madden, $112

Aldo Thrundra Sneakers

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Image via Aldo.

SHOP IT: Aldo, $85

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