As the UK Sneaker event calender comes to a close for 2017, the 4th and final Crepe City event took place last month after a busy year, showcasing the best of UK sneakers and streetwear brands, sellers/traders and collectors in the now familiar Old Truman Brewery. The event was busy as expected but somewhat more relaxed than their summer edition, with much attendee feedback explaining it was partly due to it taking place this close to the upcoming christmas festivities. The event tables were nonetheless full of big hitters as Nike and adidas more than ably filled this years release schedule with hugely sought after limited edition sneakers, ranging from the massively popular Nike x Virgil Abloh ‘The Ten’ collection and adidas continuing their popularity dominance with their Yeezy Boost 350’s and Pharrell’s Human Race multi coloured packs, while honourable mention, the Dunk SB x Staple ‘Black Pigeon’ were much requested and keenly chased after also.
Both sneaker care and accessory giants, Jason Markk and Sneakers ER were on hand with impressive booths showcasing high quality sneaker cleaning and after wear care services with maintenence tips and products, with the latter also showcasing their new adidas Originals collaboration collection with their own, innovative midsole paint pens. The Crepe City team themselves kept busy, dropping new tees and cut & sew apparel for autumn with a new football shirt collaboration with Umbro, supported by a sharp but concise football shirt mini-exhibit by sneaker author Neal Heard, who was on hand to talk about his books and beloved football shirt history.
For streetwear fans, the tables of apparel and accessories were at full capacity, and were almost matching the quality of sneakers on display also, with more and more sellers filling up Crepe City with hard to find collection pieces from streetwear staples Supreme, Palace, Bape and Stussy and so on. Sneaker arts and prints were seen in bigger and more professional quality as attendees were seen snapping up trinkets and wall art. Exihibition wise, sneaker collections culled from the community provided ample pieces to fill the Asics Gel Running exhibit while the Nike Air Force 1 got its long over-due welcome back showcase with a back wall filled with AF1 Exclusives, Limited Edition and rare pairs.
Thanks as always to the Crepe City Team for having us and we look forward to next years events! If you haven’t seen our accompanying event On-Foot recap, you can check it out here and remember to stay with us here at EUKicks for the latest in sneaker news and events.
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