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Sneaker Exchange Cape Town in pictures

by: Bulumko Gana - 4 June 2015

Gardens Commercial High School underground parking turned into some form of sneaker gallery on Saturday May 30 as sneakerheads gathered to trade their kicks. The recurring event, The Sneaker Exchange Cape Town is hosted by Lost Property, a company that specialises in sourcing limited edition products to the world.

One of the stands  at the sneaker exchange

One of the stands at the sneaker exchange

Heads traded new and second-hand sneakers of all colours and makes. Among the traders who where there, were some familiar names in South African sneaker culture such as  Zaid Osman, MKay Frash, Bubble Koppe and Lord Veezus. One highlight for me was seeing artist, illustrator and sculptor Dada Khanyisa, who  came with a different perspective to the event and painted a sneaker on the spot.

BoolZ making the crowd dance

BoolZ making the crowd dance

Entertainment came from Cape Town rappers Uno July and BoolZ. DJ Eazy handled the decks as heads went about their trade. Overall, it was an interesting fresh event that should happen at least more frequently, all in the name of saving money and getting fresh kicks.

@DadaKhanyisa at with the final touches

Dada Khanyisa with the final touches of her sneaker painting


For more images from Sneaker Exchange Cape Town, scroll through the gallery above.

All images by Bulumko Gana