Crepe City

Crepe City 2016

Who’s heard of Crepe City before? If you know your footwear then its highly likely that you’ve heard of the place to be for the rarest and latest sneakers. Their website describes themselves as below:

Crepe City is a lifestyle, footwear and fashion festival that showcases leading street wear brands from across Europe and is host to the world’s largest market of exclusive and hard to find sneakers.

We were founded in London in 2009 by friends Ronal Raichura and Paul Smyth when we became the UK’s first event where sneaker collectors could meet up, socialise and trade in trainers. We exist to celebrate the UK sneaker scene and to support up and coming brands.

I was invited to attend by footwear specialists Size? which was held this October in the Old Truman brewery,Shoreditch London. I’d never been before so I checked out their website and Instagram to see what was going to be on display; lots of specialist sellers, music, food and entertainment, all of which sounded amazing.

The place had been open since 11:00am when I arrived at 12:30pm, I was worried all the good shoes would have been sold by the time I got there but I wasn’t disappointed. When I walked in to the warehouse style venue there was a sea of sneakers as far as the eye could see, it really was quite a sight. There was a main hall with the larger stands, including a nice display by Size? right in the middle, this was the busiest part of Crepe City. Lots of well known footwear on display; Yeezy’s both old and new on pretty much every table, Nike Air Jordan’s and Air Max’s certainly the most popular.

There were a series of smaller rooms around the outside of the building and these featured the smaller sellers and collectors, lots of people trying to grab a bargain on their favourite pieces. I was looking for a size 9 Oxford Tan Yeezy but was told by many that they had already been sold, at a good price too may I add. I did find it a great place to spend an few hours and see all my favourite sneakers and well dresses fellow shoe lovers – definitely worth a short visit next time Crepe City comes to town.

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