Sneaker Pimps Toronto 2006

October 22, 2006

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Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and A Tribe Called Quest blasted in the background while a huge crowd of people gathered around the artists for a live painting. For many, one eye was focused on the artists as they skillfully painted, while another eye suspiciously and discreetly checking out everyone else’s shoes. With hundreds upon hundreds of customized Dunks, Air Force Ones, Chuck Taylors, and Superstars, a cold and shitty October Friday night in Toronto seemed like Christmas for any avid sneakerhead in the city.

Withdrawn on a very quiet street, 99 Sudbury was the perfect venue for Sneaker Pimps, the largest worldwide Sneaker tour. It was a vast improvement from the much smaller location last year at the Spin Gallery on Queen West. Although the legendary Pete Rock cancelled last minute, I must say it was a huge success and the huge crowd signified the large streetwear/sneaker fan base Toronto has. Dave White and Jordan English impressed the crowd with their live art installations. Apparently even Samuel L Jackson (yes, Samuel L. “Royale-With-Cheese”, “Get these motherfuckin’ snakes off the motherfuckin’ plane” Jackson) came to take a look at the exhibition.

And then there was the shoes. Well… I won’t explain any of them. I’ll let the pictures I took describe them.

Here are some of the pics I took at Sneaker Pimps:

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A very bad quality video of Dave White at Sneaker Pimps Toronto 2006. I know it’s bad but thats the best I can get.

For all your sneakerheads in the West coast, the next leg of the Sneaker Pimps tour hits the city of Vancouver on November the 4th.

– Jon

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2 Responses to “Sneaker Pimps Toronto 2006”


  1. […] Here is a little preview for all your shoes lovers. For more exclusive pictures, head over to Speakeasy. Posted by alxc Filed in Sneakers, Speakeasy […]

  2. Renee Says:

    Hey there!

    My name’s Renee and I might be doing a feature news broadcast on Toronto Sneakerheads.

    The reason why I say, “Might be” is because I need a really good profile person in order for this feature to fly.

    Would you happen to know of any Sneakerheads in the GTA, preferably Toronto?

    This isn’t for anything grand, a univeristy broadcast for now. But, if the feature goes well, I’ll be pushing it on my instructors, hoping for either the CBC or CTV to take it.

    It’s a great way for Sneakerheads in Toronto to get noticed. So, if you know of anyone, please send them my way!

    Thanks so much,
    Renee

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