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On Culture: The Greatest Sneakers of All Time?

One for the sneaker heads; a super cool exhibition created in search and celebration of the 25 greatest kicks of all time is launching in London later this month

The top trainers were ranked by an international poll of the general public and industry experts. Dubbed G.O.A.T. Sneakers’ the show moves on to New York after the London opening.

Announced by Lyst, the world’s largest fashion shopping website, the project has been curated by leading international sneaker expert, Neal Heard. It promises to be both a history and an homage – revealing the secret stories behind the creation of the most iconic sneakers ever made. The CultureJukebox team are keen on their kicks, so we’re looking forward to this exhibition.

 

The project features a 3,000-year timeline, G.O.A.T Sneakers will tell the story of early shoes before chronicling their evolution to the modern day. It will tell extraordinary stories surrounding the creation of the most iconic brands and designs over the years and how they were variously appropriated by successive generations of cultural tribes around the world.

The centrepiece of the exhibition will be an entire wall devoted to the twenty-five greatest sneakers of all time, as voted for by an international online poll of the general from a longlist created by an international panel of over 25 industry experts including DJ Clark Kent, Dave Hewitson (80s Casuals), Jockey (Transalpino Liverpool); Gwarizm Gary Warnett; Nick Santora (Classic Kicks), Air Rev (Sneakernews) and Atip (High Snobriety) – with an individual history for each of the sneakers.

Exploring the obsessive devotion inspired by sneakers, the exhibition will also offer a look ‘Inside The Mind of a Sneakerhead’ in the form of a hidden installation featuring the highlights of the renowned collections of two sneaker obsessives, Brooksy and Kish Kash.

 

The exhibition opens at The Archivist’s Gallery (N1 5ET) on January 26th. Check our Lyst for more details too.

 

On Music: Giggs at the #ASICSSECRETGIG

We always love it when brands get involved in supporting new and progressive music, so was great to get an invite to the #ASICSSECRETGIG.

The Japanese sneaker champs were celebrating the launch of their  Chameleoid pack with a secret gig in London.

A lit party – ASICS Tiger were joined by some of the biggest names in UK music and more than 600 guests. It was hosted by BBC 1Xtra DJ Sian Anderson. The night kicked off with Melody Kane and Logan Sama on the Decks. A live set followed from one of the fastest emerging names in UK Grime: AJ Tracey Followed by a huge headline set from Giggs.

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The new kicks combine progressive Japanese sports tech and global stylings. The Sole Supplier crew made this film from the launch:

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