All-Star Weekend 2015 was a blast with the Token38 pop-up, Under Armour’s event, and the Nike SNKRS App unveiling, but yesterday (Sunday of ASW) the only place to be was at Sneaker_galactus’s All-Star: Sneaker Archives Exhibit in Brooklyn. Chad (sneaker_galactus) displayed a small portion of his collection on ten tables and let me say right now that it was only heat. Ranging from the extremely limited (only 29 pairs) Packer Shoes x Reebok Pump 20 to the ‘Kryptonite’ Foamposite Lite to a Tony Parker PE that featured a lasered map of the Paris Metro map on the upper (one of my favorites from the exhibit), Chad brought only awesome pairs that everyone in attendance enjoyed.
The event drew in some of the most genuine sneaker enthusiasts out there today, media, and parents of kids who just love kicks. I had a long conversation with a concerned mother that really did not understand sneakers. By the end of it, she was aware of the large and small differences between the Foamposite Lite and the Foamposite Pro, as well as how much real tech and faux tech goes into a lot of sneaker models, so I’d say job well done. Chad also brought out some classic posters to accompany the kicks featured in the exhibit. Some remembered having similar posters in their rooms as kids.
Sneaker_galactus’s All-Star: Sneaker Archives Exhibit was the place to be on Sunday because of the people who showed. There were tons of women in attendance, a great thing to see at sneaker events (a lot more ladies out there love kicks than many people realize). OG Rakim records bumped through the speakers while guys like deadstocknyc, Nick Engvall, Bryan Hinkle (WearTesters fam know him as Duke4005), NYJumpman23, and swcdex chopped it up sharing stories and memories of “how things used to be.” Chad’s exhibit was the place to be on Sunday because of how much fun it was; great people, great sneakers, and great laughs. And that’s all you really need.
Check out the gallery of images below and let me know which pair(s) stood out to you.