Sole Superior 2017 drew an insane crowd, and more insane sneakers.
Sole Superior 2017, held November 25 at Zouk Singapore, was, simply put, a beautiful mess.
While part of the team was busy making sure the YEEZY ballot was in operation (congrats to the winners), the rest of us went around capturing key moments from the annual affair.
From grails like the Air Jordan 1 x Fragment to autographed Black Pigeon Dunks, and even a full-kit Louis Vuitton x Supreme fit, you’ll find photos of all the standout moments below.
1) Fan tributes to 15 years of the SB Dunk
Hypethetic (@hypethetic) created an SB Dunk shrine of sorts to commemorate the iconic skateboarding sneaker’s 15th year since it was first released. In addition, it also sold merch from its brand new “After Life” capsule collection.
2) Supreme “Nasty Nas” tee
This t-shirt dropped sometime in August this year, and was sold out in slightly under 40 seconds online. Its current resale value stands at about $350 USD (approx. S$470).
3) Resale haven
Looking for potential buyers can look like that sometimes. These Pharrell Adidas NMD “Human Race” Green being thrusted into the air is worth about $650 USD (approx. S$870) on eBay.
4) Supreme x KAWS came early?
NAW, just kidding. There are, however, rumors of a Supreme x KAWS collaboration in the works.
5) Kate Purk in the flesh
Photos of Kate (@katepurk) were printed on the collaborative tee and skate deck made by Pras The Bandit for Sole Superior 2017. At 3pm, Kate was on hand to autograph the merch.
6) Mission control: Tom Sachs x NIKECraft Mars Yard 2.0 spotted
These Mars Yard 2.0 made with hardy Vectran material are now worth about $1,500 USD (approx. S$2,019) on eBay.
7) Pleasures’ “R.I.P Edison Chen” tee
Tragedy? Irony? Fashion.
8) Nike SB Dunk “Black Pigeon” autographed by Jeff Staple
Blessed by the man himself? What a sneaker. Read our past coverage on the release of the polarizing Black Pigeon Dunks here.
9) X-Large’s collab tee with Sole Superior
The X-Large x Sole Superior tee, limited to eighty-eight pieces only, drew a decent queue.
10) Air Jordan 1 x Fragment on feet
Grails. These now go for as much as $2,500 USD (approx. S$3,365) online.
11) A$AP Rocky x Tyler The Creator’s 2016 tour merchandise
As seen on @izzraimy, who chose to wear it layered over a striped top.
12) Nike Air Max 1 Atmos “Elephant”
Voted back by popular demand.
13) Cleaning services galore
Holystic Singapore was one such. Crep Protect also made their presence felt in the Limited Edt section.
14) Nike x Hello Kitty Air Presto F&F 1 of 12 released worldwide
… and @timsuen has one of them. How’d you even get them, Tim?
15) Full kit Louis Vuitton x Supreme
Balling all day, and from head to toe.
16) Supreme reigned supreme
As always. The brand was seen at every turn and every corner at Sole Superior 2017.
17) Nike x Off-White “The Ten” resale madness
Some friends got together to unabashedly flip their shoes from “The Ten” collection.
18) “The Ten” minus one
Only missing from the line-up were the Chuck Taylors. Amazing.
19) Hustlers get hungry too
Park Bench Deli was on hand to fuel hungry sneakerheads.
20) Parody tees
Nope, this isn’t a real collab, but it’s reflective of 2017 – the year of parody merch.
Stay tuned for our follow-up article on Sole Superior 2017, which will feature people we met at the event.