Here the final recap of this great exhibition opening:
On October 24, 2014, the adidas SPEZIAL exhibition opened it’s doors in Manchester. Collectors, fans and stars like Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder, Stone Roses bassist Mani, musician Bill Ryder Jones and actor/electronic artist Goldie, came to see the impressive setup.
Curated by Gary Aspden, the presentation includes over 800 shoes from various collectors, spanning the late ‘60s to the advent of Boost technology. Within the exhibition are areas displaying collaborations with fashion and musical heroes; and full runs of the fabled Equipment era. Additionally, there are some superb trainers found by Aspden and friends on a recent excursion to Argentina. Because I shot too many pictures to put in one post, part two will follow tomorrow
During the latest installment of Sneakerness Warsaw event, New Balance Poland teamed up with Suede&Mesh and opened the “New Balance Museum”
– exhibition that showcased their most iconic models from the last 50
years. For the very first time polish fans had the opportunity to get
educated about brand history and heritage in that way. Thanks to Europe’s finest vintage New Balance collectors, Mike Sekinger and Tiago
Escada Ramos, this experience have become thrilling not just for the NB
aficionados. There was a chance to see one of the first shoes dated back
to the 1960’s, few of those without the infamous “N” logo on the side
panels or even never officially released special make ups produced for
the NB affiliated running clubs or runners. European collectors’ grails
from Flimby factory such as first versions of renowned M1500 or
Trailbuster models were also on display.
Berlin-based collector Quote has focussed on vintage trainers with three stripes. His collection is famous all over the world and his self-built
shoe rack is legendary. Over the past 15 years he collected
all the 3-digit ZX models, the famous City series and releases of which
only a handful have been produced as well as old advertisements, vintage
store fittings and other oddities. Last night a personal exhibition was opened at Sneakermuseum Cologne. A big part of the collection is on display to give you a sneek-peek of what to expect Quote's and O'Toole's book that is releasing soon. For more details, make shure to alsocheck out the Quotoole archive exhibition at adidas! Big up brother! Quote's Archive - 3 Stripes 15 Years Sneakermuseum Jülicher Str. 14 50674 Köln
Today Consortium releases a one-to-one
reissue of the original ZX 550. A shoe that has sadly been missing from
adidas’s own archive so far. Ensuring the model is treated with the utmost
respect, this version stays true to the 1986 original in every detail -
from the colourway and materials used to the unique outsole
Japanese retailer Kicks Lab and Puma have got together on
this collaborative First Round Lo pack entitled ‘Nishijin’. Named after
a district in Kyoto famous for Kimono production, this collection
features intricately woven floral print material on the Form stripe and
tongue while the rest of the shoe is crafted from premium black suede. Released today, buy it here
Yesterday was busy but fun. Assembling the sneaker exhibtion at the hall of boost, was a great way to start the day, followed by a quick stop at the adidas originals store for a 10min shooting with Vitali Gelwich, and the WoodWood Store for their up to 60% Sale.
The afternoon back at the hall of boost was flooded with sun and a private screening of Bobbito's new film 'Doin' it in the park' was the perfect way to end it!
Today is the last day of the basketball festival and the programm is hosted by the man himself, Kool Bob love: 3 PM Game starts 4 PM ALBA Team
5 PM Sean Elliot Spurs legendary 32 6 PM "Doin it in the Park" Screening 7.30 PM Final Game 7.45 PM Awarding Ceremony