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News Published: December 20, 2016 Updated: February 19, 2019  |  WORDS: Hana Kim

2016: A Year in Review

2016 has been memorable for many reasons. Here are some highlight moments from the year, with more expected in the near future. (Tip: Click on the images for the full story behind every moment!)

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APL Launches in Singapore

We caught up with Adam and Ryan Goldston, founders of performance footwear brand Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL), when they launched their brand here in Singapore.
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Kuala Lumpur Street Culture

Our trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, opened our eyes to a localized version of street culture, which we shared with our readers.
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Father's Day Sneaker Special

Fathers don't get as much attention as they deserve, so we put the spotlight on cool sneakerhead dads (and their children).
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Interview with Shigeyuki Kunii

In town to launch the Mita Sneakers x New Balance 580, Mita's Creative Director Shigeyuki Kunii shared more about the inspiration behind the collab.
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PUMA x Limited Edt Chapters II & III

Charting the milestone of the Singapore Story in sneakers, the launch of the PUMA x Limited Edt Disc Blaze Chapters II and III was well embraced by all in attendance.
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Complete List of Singapore Sneaker Collabs

Singapore has been putting out sneaker collabs from as early as 2006. 10 years on, and the list has grown extensively. We have the full collection for your reference.
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PABLO Pop Up Store

Singapore was the only city in Asia to have a PABLO temporary store. As you can imagine, people came in droves to grab a piece of his merchandise. We got the inside scoop on the happenings on this rare occasion.
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Off-White Singapore

When the Off-White store was launched in Singapore, we interviewed Virgil Abloh shared his views on the future of streetwear.
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Straat in Seoul

Our time in Seoul, Korea, gave us plenty to write about, and we did just that, covering topics like stores to visit, an interview with a growing streetwear label and coverage on Seoul Fashion Week.
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ISETAN Kuala Lumpur

Japan can wait: ISETAN Kuala Lumpur has been transformed into a streetwear haven, with six levels of Japanese retail for all.
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NIKEiD in Singapore

NIKEiD finally comes to Singapore, giving sneakerheads here another avenue to obtain their customized kicks.
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Darker Than Wax x Casio G-Shock

Casio G-Shock produced its first collaboration with a music label, and who better to be part of this partnership than Singapore's Darker Than Wax?
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Aliwal Urban Art Festival 2016

There was plenty to see and do at the Aliwal Urban Art Festival 2016. Keep a lookout for our coverage on the 2017 edition coming soon!
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Interview with Tokidoki's Simone Legno

Known for his Japanese-inspired cartoon characters, Simone Legno talked us through the life of an artist and what's next on his agenda.
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PUMA Launches the Blaze

Joining the ranks of PUMA's lifestyle footwear, the Blaze had a launch party to call its own.
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#WEARMAXDAY

Limited Edt decided to shake things up for Air Max Day 2016, giving its customers a chance to purchase the Nike Air Max Zero via golden tickets.
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Interview with Mike Cherman of ICNY

The young founder of ICNY shared his secret to success and offered a glimpse at what's to come.
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Interview with Nathan VanHook

Nathan VanHook, Nike Football Senior Design Director, shared the story behind the NJR x Jordan collection.
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NS23 Skate Film Premiere

Singapore's skaters came out in full force for the premiere of the skate film "NS23", which paid tribute to the culture and its representatives.
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Launch of Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2

Not your usual sneaker ballot: The journey to owning a pair of Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 came via a photo voting contest and a special launch event.
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Launch of FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Collection

Celebrities and VIPs showed up at Pedder on Scotts to witness the launch of the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna collection in Singapore.
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Singapore's eSports Scene

Singapore's gamers are now repping some of the hottest eSports titles in the market. See how they've fared and what's next for the scene.
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