Having kicked off their summer tour in Chicago, the next stop for Sneaker Con will be in Atlanta on June 15th. If you know anything about Sneaker Con, then you know that there will surely be a hell of a whole lot of heat under one roof come June 15th. For all the ATLien sneakerheads, make sure you mark the 15th and you calendars and check the flyer after the jump for the address and ticket information.
Sneaker Con Atlanta
2220 Campbellton Rd SW
Atlanta, Ga 30311
Last week marked the release of Hypebeast’s latest foray into the offline world with a collaborative pack of PUMA Blaze of Glorys inspired by an important cultural institution in Hong Kong, Dim Sum. Dubbed “The Dim Sum Project,” the inspirations were based on Har Gao (shrimp dumpling) and Siu Mai (pork dumpling) which are two dishes often served together. From a design perspective, the Blaze of Glory LTWT has established itself as a performance ready variation of the original Blaze of Glory and with the theme of Har Gao, it was best defined by a translucent upper over a tiger camo pattern beneath — a symbol to the Har Gao’s translucent wrapper. The Blaze of Glory OG Siu Mai on the other hand is a minimal affair that embodied high quality materials and finishes through a monochromatic upper inspired by the Siu Mai’s vibrant yellow wrapper. An event to mark the launch took place at JUICE Causeway Bay and would entail a full-on thematic display of the shoes, a dissected presentation of each respective shoe, the screening of a short video and of course plenty of Dim Sum.
In celebration of the publication of DOWN TIME, the hardcover book featuring artwork from KAWS’ 2012 exhibition of the same name at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Brooklyn-based artist partners with CLOT to release an exclusive KAWS: DOWN TIME tee, available in white, black, grey or red colorways. The tee will come bundled with the book as part of a set, retailing for HKD 0 and available for pre-order now at JUICE Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Taipei. Additionally, KAWS himself will appear May 24th at JUICE Hong Kong for a special book signing event. Check out detailed looks of the collaborative tee in the gallery below.
Earlier this month, creative agency HUMAN assembled the sixth edition of the PUMA Urban Art exhibition, held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires and attended by crowds that numbered 30,000 strong. They enjoyed art exhibitions, concert performances, documentary screenings and live painting demonstrations. Featured artists included Tristan Eaton, the American street artist known for his early design work for Kidrobot, as well as Jim Phillips, the Californian-born graphic artist responsible for creating the screaming hand logo for Santa Cruz Skateboards. The festival’s focus on social networks took the form of PUMA TweetArt, a dynamic application which allowed users to draw on Twitter. The ten most retweeted works were exhibited at the festival. Check out the photo recap of the two-day event in the gallery below.
Sneaker Con will officially be kicking off their Summer 2013 tour tomorrow in Chicago. For all the Chi-Town sneakerheads who are looking to hit what will surely be one of the biggest Sneaker Con Chicago turn-outs ever, Sneak Con will be taking over the Broadway Armory Park in Chicago, IL. With all the new releases that have dropped since their last stop in the Windy City, this particular visit will surely have all the heat all you sneakerheads are looking for under one roof.
Peep the flyer after the jump and if you are looking to cop some advance tickets, they are still available for purchase.
Sneaker Con Chicago
Broadway Armory Park
5917 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60660
Tomorrow marks the official start of Sneaker Con‘s Summer 2013 Tour, with the world-renowned sneaker event kicking things off in the biggest city in the Midwest, Chicago. The venue is the huge Broadway Armory Park in the heart of Edgewater, the start time scheduled for 12 noon until 7 pm. And what can attendees expect? Rare and valuable sneakers, featuring every shape, size and color, and a community of like-minded connoisseurs showing up in force to purchase, sell and trade. What better way to kick off summer? Check out the official flyer below, and go here to purchase your tix in advance.
Sneaker Con Chicago
Broadway Armory Park
5917 N Broadway | Map
Chicago, IL 60660
Top urban riders and fixed gear freestyle riders from around the world converged in San Francisco for the third Ride + Style event by Red Bull. While we saw a brief recap of the spectacle by local videogapher, Ronnie Garcia, here is the official wrap up by Red Bull. Having access to all areas, the crew interviewed participating artists – RISK and Sam Flores – as well as chatting with Jason Clary (Track Race winner), Josh Boothby, Addison Zawada, Austin Horse, Miles Mathia, and Matt Reyes (Freestyle winner). Get an inside scoop on the event from the participants’ perspective in the short film below.
Now an integral part of sneaker culture in Europe, it is a bit difficult to believe that the first Solemart started just five years ago within the ballroom of Berlin’s Ellington Hotel. That inaugural event saw a turnout of a few hundred visitors, respectable though just a morsel when you compare to Solemart Berlin 2013 that took place over the weekend, where over 3000 attendees flocked to smart Center Berlin. With smart Car by BARBUS as the backdrop, all of the major brands from adidas, Nike, PUMA, to Reebok and Supra took part. In addition, plenty of notable collectors looking to unload some of their stash, customizers on hand to showcase their latest creations, and a few novices searching for a way to start their own collections. Certainly organizer Hikmet Sugoer, his boutique Solebox, and Solemart participants deserve congratulations for the event’s overwhelming success. Meanwhile, check out a video and photo recap on the event after the jump…