Saturday, October 16, 2010

STR CRD Sneaker Event 2010

STR CRD was South Africa's first sneaker and streetwear convention. The event brought passionate streetwear lovers together from many avenues of Youth Culture. Visitors were treated to a promotional pop up village and displays of new sneaker collections from the likes of Nike, DC, New Balance, Adidas, Puma, Converse, 2BOP, Iron Fist and many other local and international brands.

Even the Skateboarders had something to do. Jamie O'Brien from Woodies Ramps made a big sick box complete with stairs, ledges and a kinked rail. The Boyz were killing it, with or without the commentary. I think Justus Kotze ended up winning and props to Will Twala for killin' it with a taped up busted wrist.

Graff artists, B-boy crews and hip hop groups were also on hand showing off their skills. It was great to see so many streetwear lovers in one place, many who flew in from places like Joburg, Durban and abroad.

One of the highlights for all the Sneaker Freaks was checking out the freshly customised kicks from Alex Nash, a renowned sneaker Artist. Some cats would have gladly bartered anything (even a family member) to go home with one of his highly sought-after sneakers.

Here are a few of the perspectives I came up with... Enjoy-

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