Think you know your sneaks? Well, not if you don’t know about the annual Sole Superior sneaker and streetwear convention!
Taking place on 27 and 28 October 2018 at the Pasir Panjang “A” Power Station, the rebranded Street Super Festival (SSF) is set to be the biggest and most spectacular edition to date. Besides getting your hands (or in this case – feet) on dope kicks, this blockbuster extravaganza also features up to 16 showcase brands, 70 individual streetwear vendors, 15 F&B vendors and a smorgasbord of Hypebeast-approved activities sprawled across a whopping 70,000 square feet of raw industrial space.
Here’s what you can expect when you head down to SSF this weekend – limited-edition drops, pop-up stores, sick beats and more!
#1 Make a trip down to the convenience store
Except it’s unlike any other neighbourhood convenience store; it’s a pop-up mini mart that offers a cheeky twist on your local mama shop! Reimagined by the cool folks of Limited Edt, L.E Convenience allows you to purchase coveted footwear in place of bread, eggs and sundries, including hot new launches like the adidas NMD HU Pharrell Williams x Billionaire Boys Club, adidas Dragon Ball Z and adidas Yeezy 700. Super-rare Nike SB sneakers such as the Tiffany, Gucci and Ray Gun are also up for grabs.
#2 DIY your own pair of Timberland mini boots
At the Timberland DYO Boots Station, attendees can try their hands at designing their own pair of mini boots. Also on showcase is a travelling display of Timberland’s iconic Yellow Boot in 45 special editions and limited releases, including high-profile collaborations with Mastermind, Stussy and more.
#3 Get skate-happy in your finest kicks
Teaming up with craft brewery Pirate Life Beer, VANS has built a full-sized mini skate ramp with the intention of “uniting skate and art on one canvas”. While getting your skate on (bring your boards everybody!), don’t forget to take part in their cash for tricks contests as there are plenty of awesome prizes to be won!
#4 Trade, barter, sell or donate your old sneakers
SSF isn’t just about splashing big bucks on grail and hype sneakers. For those who want to let go of their collectibles, there’s a Sneaker Trading Pit where you can trade, barter or sell your pre-loved kicks. Or if you wish to contribute to a social cause, you can also choose to donate your shoes at the shoe donation drive organised by Jason Markk x Bystander x Native, which will go towards Nashville-based non-profit social enterprise Soles4Souls.
#5 Chill out with great tunes and even greater food
When you’re done hunting down your favourite pairs, fuel up on delicious street food from a wide array of independent food vendors (halal options included). Think succulent wagyu sliders from Tokidon, hearty sandwiches from Park Bench Deli, and gourmet burgers from Three Buns of Potato Head Folk. Thereafter, dance the night away to the hip-hop tunes of .Wav(y) as they bring the house down with an eclectic music lineup championed by sneakerheads and urban culture enthusiasts. No better way to end off the weekend!
Other festival highlights include a Halloween multimedia installation and pop-up store by Steve Lawler and Tanya Wilson; a series of graffiti wall bombs by local graffiti artists; and the Hall of Flame gallery, which showcases 200 pairs of sneakers with heat and cult status such as the Louis Vuitton x Kanye West Jaspers, Nike Anaconda AF1 and adidas x Jeremy Scott JS Bear.
Street Superior Festival 2018 is happening on 27 and 28 October 2018 from 12pm to 10m at Pasir Panjang ‘A’ Power Station (8 minutes from Labrador Park MRT). Tickets from $15, www.streetsuperior.com