And like that, another Sneaker Freaker Swap Meet at Globe International HQ is done and dusted. Every event still brings a refreshing variety of sneaker tastes and obscure paraphernalia that only a certain crowd is interested in. Classic Melbourne weather to boot today too: a rather gloomy drizzly morning gave way to scorching sun come midday when the event started which created a blanket of humidity. Pro tip: always wear shorts to these sorts of shindigs.
Another pro tip: get there early to not miss out on limited edition, event exclusive Old English tees. Consolations here.
Above gallery features some choice sneakers that caught the eye – definitely a Swoosh-heavy show but who said that was a bad thing? The waves of BOOST have noticeably receded and the forgotten gems of the mid 2000s resurface: Powerwalls, pre-2007 AF1s, Mark Smith Laser Cortez!?
Colonial Pale Ale also loosened the purse strings: perhaps unnecessary purchases were made but all part of the fun and as such MF DOOM Wallabees and OG Great White BOGs were copped. Thanks Uncle Hans..
Shouts to Sneaker Freaker, Hans, all the table crew, food and beer trucks, and attendees today. Did you spot Jeff Staple?