Solemart Paris 2012 Event Recap
While Sneaker Con got down and dirty in Miami this past weekend, our friends in Europe did their thing as Solemart stopped by Paris for yet another great event during the weekend before last. Solemart, a collaborative event put forth by Solebox and La MJC, was housed in a large shed at Le Jardin des Tuileries, with tables and tables of sick sneakers and vintage runners and a dope DC Shoes skate ramp for all to enjoy. Again, we get another look into the Euro-tastes of footwear, and you’ll notice a lack of Air Jordans and Foamposites in favor of runners and classics. See anything you like? Check out some of the event below and head to FnG for the rest.
Sorry, but I ain't feeling the concords as well.... In Holland you could buy those a month later at HoH... But also a few RE-sellers are popping up over here... But not as bad as in the US. I'm glad there are no rediculous lines for the kicks I love. For some J's (like the WC 4's) you'd have to get there early but hey, still no lines...:) Oh and if anybody is interested... --> I'm looking for a overzeas contact in the US. A lot of shoes that hit your shelves, don't come out in Europe. And like I said, a lot of shoes are easy to get when they drop:) like the concords and such.. Shoes that I hear start fights en stabs in the US Greetz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Man if all you people are worried about are js and foams then you are not a true sneaker head. You are nothing more the sheep following some leader that's telling you that those are what's popular. There's so many other hot shoes out there and y'all are stuck to 1 or 2 styles.
Relax guys, this Solemart was a "mini" Solemart for the 15 years anniversary of Colette. The space was really limited and therefore you couldn't put many tables, so there wasn't that many sneakers. I know most of the dudes over there, they almost didn't sell anything because people weren't coming for that.
Id love to go to one of these events, all about REAL sneakerheads and getting together to live and love the culture, a lot different to those American get togethers where its just a small room of overcrowded kids holding up the same pair of Yeezys or AJXI/Galaxy Foam etc, trying to sell for 5 times what they paid for. That to me is not a sneaker head, nor part of the sneaker game. The US has lost their way unfortunately. Im not Euro though, im Aussie. No hate intended.
what i see is a lot of "on lookers" and no real buying of shoes! the sneaker game is sooooo messed up, you have to save up money just to get a sneaker. the reselling of sneakers DONT make it enjoyable to wear sneakers. you have to save up a car note payment just to afford some kicks, have to save up mortgage just to get a shoe. the shoe game is totally NOT about enjoying your shoe but reselling them for the highest price
Should have been more pictures of shoes and less pictures of people and walls and the ceiling and stuff
Well, there's pro's and con's. The pro's. No campouts. Getting new Jordan releases at retail, even days after the release. The Cons. We miss out on a lot of nice kicks. THere's what, four new colors already of the Air Flight 89 ? Haven't seen a single one yet. And I'd buy them all...
it sucks to have morons like you represent the US...No wonder why everyone hates us,you little jordan sheep
You must be retarded or just be a hypebeast Jordan lover. The last couple of pics alone have several 1000$ pairs of kicks.
true story...but many times you don't camp or even wait in line for serious heat (like concords)...speaking from Italy...
not really, they just have a different taste than we do.Over there they like old running shoes like air maxes and more vintage runners while here its different,i'd love to go over there and see what slept on heat i could cop.
Why? Our ideas of heat are different than those at this event. I don't consider runners heat, but I respect that these ppl are rocking, buying, selling what they like.
I doubt there's a single footlocker that has all different sizes and colors of concords,or some cool grays for that manner.
There's a difference between between vintage runners, Cons, Ewings, pumps etc. and the last six months quick strike releases, and sorry when it's an exhibition with sponsors and people paying to get in you've got to show them something special. I went to Crepe City in London and 90% of it was just people selling Space Jams, Black Cements, Concords, black V's, all of which actually stayed on the shelf in my footlocker for more than a few hours so the dude is right.