Sneaker Exchange, Johannesburg

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This past Saturday, Sneaker Exchange was held at Carfax…

The most popular sneaker event around found itself comfortably set between the grimey concrete walls of Johannesburg’s Newtown Precinct. The  location was not only fitting for its graffiti murals bursting with vibrant colours that complemented the kicks,  but for its raw and authentic aesthetic, a trait essential to street culture.

From 2Bop, RHTC Online and Lost Property, to Asics, Superbalist and New Balance, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the brands present delivered to their fans immaculately. Sneaker Exchange included a panel discussion featuring OGs Mkay Frash, DJ Ready D and Hayden Manuel who spoke about their introduction to sneakers, how they’ve maintained their love for it and the importance of having a genuine appreciation for the culture and buying only what you’re passionate about and can afford – some promising advice for the youngins in the crowd.

Sneaker Exchange ended with Supa Mega AKA shaking the crowd and shutting the event down after Mashayabhuqe performed and set the room alight to an electrified audience with an uncontainable energy.

 

 

Peep some of our basic shots of the not-so-basic kicks taken at the most recent Sneaker Exchange.

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