Having shown you what the event itself was like, we now take a look at some of the sneaker highlights from Crepe City 11, both on the shelves and on the feet.
I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it for as long as I think it’s the case, Crepe City and other reselling events alike are a truly interesting way to gage brand perception by the general sneaker market. It’s different to seeing sales figures from stores, or reception on social media, or traffic for blog posts. Personally I think that reselling events are a slightly more raw look at which brands (and which sub brands within those brands) are currently perceived to have value, and how much value they are perceived to hold at that current time. Take Huarache’s for example. It’s not that long ago that the Nike Air Huarache LE would have been a rare sight at a Crepe City event, not because it’s a rare model, but because it didn’t demand a high enough price and wouldn’t really make you any money, let alone sell. Now, you have general release Air Huarache LE’s going for the same sort of price as very limited collaborations from other Nike models and other brands. I’m not sure I’ll ever tire of watching this form of market research take place right in front of me.
Now I’ve rambled, I’ll shut up and let the sneakers do the talking. This is essentially a run down of what caught my eye during Crepe City 11, both the under appreciated greatness and the greatly over hyped. It all has it’s place. Personal highlights that deserve a mention go the the asics Gel 123 “London Marathon”, the adidas ObyO David Beckham by James Bond ZX 8000, the Nike Air Max 95 Dynamic Flywire, the adidias Energy BOOST and Prime BOOST “Spiderman”, the House of Hackney x PUMA Basket, the adidas ZX 8000 SP, and the Nike Zoom Spiridon.
Be sure to check out our recap of the Crepe City 11 event itself also.
Photography: Alex Synamatix for The Daily Street