This weekend was all about Crepe City 11 at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, the 11th instalment of London’s favourite sneaker festival. Here’s what went down at the event.
First thing to point out was the lack of obscene queue on entry. Now, maybe this is because I got to the event after the madness? But I don’t usually arrive before midday and there’s often a healthy (or unhealthy, depending on how you look at it) queue throughout the early hours of the afternoon. I’m putting this down to a better crowd management process from the Crepe City boys, as there was still an ample crowd throughout. Hats off to them for that.
On entry, a few things hit you straight away. Firstly, the scale of the event this time around, with over 23,000 square feet of vendor space and all in one room, it was impressive to say the least. Secondly, the temperature. I don’t like to complain, but I’d not be being fair if I didn’t mention the sauna like tendencies of the room. Regardless of the temperature, people soldiered on, flyers in hand, franticly wafting their faces in order to put up with the heat and enjoy the sneaker heat instead. Plenty of kicks were on display, both from sellers, stores and even brands displaying upcoming packs and collaborations. As per usual, some brands loosely affiliated with sneaker culture were in attendance also, including a selection of streetwear brands, a selection that has made a marked improvement since Crepe City 10.
Below is our photos of the event, trying to encapsulate the madness and give you a good perspective of what it was like incase you couldn’t make it down. Be sure to check out our recap of the sneakers from Crepe City 11 also.
Photography: Alex Synamatix for The Daily Street