SNEAKERNESS PARIS 2016 RECAP
This passed weekend we had the honor of attending Sneakerness Paris. Good times, good friends, great sneakers. With heightened security measures we arrived at Paris’ Cité de la Mode et du Design and weren’t sure what to expect. The previous venue was beautiful and had a very good vibe to it. Reading the name, having fashion and design in the venue where the event would be held was good sign. Sneakers are the culmination of fashion and design…or at least the good ones are.
So after security checks (much appreciated and very well organized) we walked in to find music booming and a series of killer booths full of heat. Approved Sneakers, Picasso Babe, Piils, Nibua and Driss, Prime, Overkill, they had it all, and boy oh boy were people nervous with anticipation.
We were lucky enough to go in before the first major wave and seized the opportunity to walk around and see some of the most iconic and sought-after sneakers, including Staple’s Dunk, which caused major problems when it first hit the streets, Yeezys in all shapes and sizes: Nike, Adidas, Kids, adults and even autographed pairs, and some unreleased goodness, like the Adidas NMD XR1 Primeknit in Core Black which is set to release in a few days seen at Overkill’s booth.
Familiar faces and beers were shared, not to mention the ambiance that is everything. Bisso from Troc Sneakers took over the turntables and we were involuntarily bumping’ our heads to the melodic base.
One of the main attractions was, of course, the series of capsule collections released by the organization, the all black Clae perched atop a 1980’s Porsche certainly had a spotlight of its own, the pins, cookies and lollipops were one hell of an add on to any enthusiast, but without a doubt, at the center of it all, the Puma X Sneakerness collaboration was a hit.
Our family The Word on the Feet and King Of Trainers were spotted wearing them, mismatching the colors. The Blaze of Glory was got two different treatments, red, white and blue, boldly stating France and representing Sneakerness, and a more subtle military green and black version, equally as inviting.
The event was great, we’d like to shout out our people for the hospitality and good times: Kish Kash, Peter SNS Jansson, King Of Trainers, The Word on the Feet, Sergio Muster, Francky B, Need More, Nonski, Steffen Methner, Fabrizio ILT, Driss, Nibua and James Else. Always a pleasure catching up with you all.
Until next time,