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Events Published: September 19, 2018 Updated: September 24, 2018  |  WORDS: Mari Martinez  |  PHOTOS: Mari Martinez

#StraatSpots Vol. 1: The coolest sneakers spotted at the Surrender launch party

StraatSpots aims to highlight the freshest ‘fits and sneakers spotted on the coolest people at events.

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Our first edition features a combination of grail and custom sneakers from the re-opening of Surrender, following its revamp. From Nike to Louis Vuitton, check out some of the hottest sneakers we spotted at the event below.

Surrender re-opened their store after a makeover of their interiors. Guests at the re-opening definitely brought the heat to the party. StraatSpots breaks down some of the sneakers we spotted.

1) Surgery required

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@/worldstylingfu in the Lux Chicago Off-White Air Jordan 1 by theShoeSurgeon

It’s not often that we see an OFF-White x Air Jordan 1 “Chicago”, much less a Shoe Surgeon custom version. Plus, it’s all paired with Gucci socks for an extra lux vibe.

2)  Light work 

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@/dyoonfoo spotted in the Louis Vuitton Arch Light.

With fans like Jaden Smith, this shoe is one for those who see the Vision. Boasting premium leather as well as accents with the iconic LV monogram and an exaggerated arch, this sneaker gives off a strong futuristic look.

3) Keeping it simple

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Elliot Upton of Sottes kept to the theme of his clothing line by wearing an equally clean pair of JW Anderson x Converse high cuts.

4) Kaw(e)s(ome)

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@/jeremy2thumbs in the Kaws x Air Jordan 4.

The KAws x Air Jordan 4 is still one of most sought after sneakers in the game. Just look at the suede and details, there is no debate this is one of the best made Jordans in a minute.

5) A very Mean shoe 

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@/mean.xs in the CDG x Nike Air Mowabb in the white colorway

Rapper Mean.xs has always got some heat in his closet. He pulled up to the event in the highly coveted CDG x Nike Air Mowabb.

6) Triple S everywhere

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@/peaceminusone7770 in the Balenciaga Triple S

The Balenciaga Triple S is undoubtedly one of the most talked about sneakers of the year. It comes as no surprise that we saw the chunky dad shoe on the feet of many at the launch.

7) Mindboggling 

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Taiki Nozawa in his custom Mindseeker Air Force 1s

Arguably one of the cooler customs we’ve seen in a while, Mindseeker founder Taiki Nozawa shows off a custom Nike AF1. The shoe features an orange leather Nike swoosh that has been extended to form the letter M with a Mindseeker tag as well as a custom Mindseeker logo embossed on the back of the shoe.

8) Chunky-town

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@/chrisfukkinbrown in the Acne Studios Rockaway Sneakers

What did we say about chunky sneakers?

9) Please don’t touch my Rafs 

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@/fvder in the Raf Simons x adidas Ozweegos

An apt sneaker considering there was a Raf Simons archive on display at the party.

10)  Yeezus Christ

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@/xlxnthxm in the Yeezy 500 blush

A timeless color for one of the newer silhouettes in the ever-growing Yeezy line.

We’d like to thank everyone who let us take snaps of their creps.

If you’d like to be part of our upcoming StraatSpots series, tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #straatspots along with the old faithful hashtags #straatgram and #straatsnaps for a chance to be featured.

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