This weekend saw hardcore sneakerheads and footwear fanatics turn out in their freshest kicks to attend London’s biggest sneaker festival, Crepe City.
Held in London’s trendy Shoreditch, Crepe City brings together buyers , sellers and all round sneaker super fans to obsess over the latest and rarest trainers on the market.
Attendees arrived as early as 5am from all over the UK to nab their spot in the queue. Some even went as far as bringing their folding chairs, whilst others bought their place at the front of the queue for £15 a pop.
After VIP tickets sold out in under two minutes, it was no wonder that hundreds turned up in their droves at the crack of dawn for the cheaper standard ticket.
Once we finally made it inside after what felt like an eternity in the never-ending queue, we were greeted with the sumptuous smell of hot dogs, thumping beats of UKG and wall to wall trainers.
Seasoned Crepe City regulars executed their shopping spree with military precision; haggling with sellers to get the best deals or trading in their own beloved kicks to upgrade for a shiny new pair.
Most people came to spend a small fortune at Crepe City with one attendee reportedly spending £3k on a few pairs of limited edition Nike + Patta trainers, a collaboration with the popular Dutch urban brand. (Someone just got paid!)
So which kicks were at the top of everyone’s wish-list? Air Yeezys were a clear favourite, with the coveted Red Octobers proving the biggest hit. Air Jordans were just as popular, followed by the Huraches and of course the classic Air Max 1’s.
It wasn’t just the kicks on display though, UK urban streetwear brands repping at Crepe City included Raw Vault, ADYN and Hubert & Calvin. They championed the luxury streetwear look favoured by the likes of Kanye West and A.S.A.P Rocky and most attendees arrived swagged up in Hype, Stussy, Patta and Supreme showing us newbies that the outfit was just as important as the kicks.
From the exclusive sneakers to the shape cutting house music, Crepe City has grown from a low key event to the monster of a festival it is today.
For the hardcore sneaker community, this event is an absolute must if you take your sneaker obsession seriously.
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