November 17, 2005

Nike & Sole Collector Magazine Shoe Competition at Niketown

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Last night, much to the surprise of some people I know, I went over to Niketown for a sneaker contest hosted by Nike & Sole Collector. I'm not sure if the sneaker part was surprising, or if it was the fact that it was a sneaker contest that was surprising. Essentially, it was 20 people showing off their sneaker collections to win a pair of sneakers. Niketown was packed with people, some who waited in lines since Monday morning to get a chance to purchase one of three limited edition Nike Dunks (first three pictures).

It was a totally different event than the Sneaker Pimps show that I went to (photos here and here) in the shoes last night weren't custom designed and "pimped" but just collections of sneaker enthusiasts. Some had shoes that were really small, others had shoes that were really large. In a way, that's just too easy. I want to see shoes that are hard to come by and in a popular size. I'm not sure if that was something that was taken into account by people voting.

Perhaps the coolest shoes on display were Marty McFly's Nike Air Mags from Back to the Future 2 though. Not necessarily the prettiest shoes, but definitely the coolest.

- A few more photos on flickr

Posted by tien mao in Sports at 7:16 AM



Have you seen this? It's a petition to have Nike mass product Marty's shoes. Just saw it on Freshness yesterday. I would totally buy a pair.

Posted by: Matty at November 17, 2005 7:54 AM

wow, those shoes look so much cooler on Film than in real life. However, auto shoelaces I could go for.

Posted by: neil at November 17, 2005 2:03 PM

who takes pictures of shoes... the McRib is Back!

Posted by: Mr. W at November 19, 2005 12:26 PM

I went to both sneaker pimps and this event. You must not know anything about shoes because the shoes at the sole collector event were the rarest of the rare. It is funny, you have it the opposite. The shoes at the sneaker pimps were regular shoes customized.

Posted by: billy at December 5, 2005 9:28 PM

How fitting that I find your blog completely by accident while researching the Nike McFly's.

I'm all over these like stink on shit . . . how are things going?

Posted by: Jahan Assadi at April 18, 2007 11:41 AM

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