Monday, August 13, 2012

Sneaker Pimps 2012 (Los Angeles)

Our friends over at Sneaker Pimps kicked off their tenth year of sneaker touring this weekend in Los Angeles. Footwear fanatics from all over the Golden State came to the Vanguard in Hollywood to check out SP's massive collection of kicks and art. Music also played a key role in the event, with XXL's 2012 Freshmen Hopsin and Iggy Azalea closing out the night with their sets. Check out the whole night after the jump!
 Trade, sell or buy? The SP crowd resembled a group of investors on Wall Street, except their shoes were the only currency in this market.
Shoe cleaning genius Jason Markk was in the house. In case you haven't heard, his product is "the world's most trust shoe cleaner".
The RIF Los Angeles crew
Crooks & Castles had a booth near the outside bar. It was a relief from the humidity of the sold out indoor stage but they still brought the heat.
The barbers from Capsule kept things lined up. They made sure your fresh footwear was paired with a fresh fade as well.

Vans Custom Culture 2012 wrapped up a few months ago but it lives on for the rest of the Sneaker Pimps tour. Be on the lookout for the 2013 competition rolling out later this year!
Sneaker Pimps is the world's largest touring sneaker exhibition. We spotted a few of our own kicks on their walls from Vault, OTW and even a few Classics.

Anything goes in the back room - tattoos, video games, sneaker art. Those Haroshi Half Cabs were definitely a cool find and are very cool in person. Xbox 360 reps were out in full force as well, promoting their new racing game, Forza Horizon. Chris Winn was on hand too for custom tattoos for anyone willing to be inked that night.
Mr. Sneaker Pimps himself, Peter Fahey. Pete's been running the show since 2002. Congrats on the ten year mark Pete!

Honey Cocaine hits the mic for the LA leg of the tour. She might be small but she's tough. Don't underestimate small packages.

Hopsin goes hard as one of the headliners at Sneaker Pimps LA. His set was full of adrenaline and he shredded his verses.

Iggy Azalea closed the night down!

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