Last weekend, we had our 5th SOLE & SHAPE Edition. Romania’s lifestyle, footwear and fashion get-together weekend event brought a diverse group of people simultaneously, from different communities, for one unique experience, in Bucharest, on June 9 & 10, at Deschis Atelier & Gastrobar, on all 3 levels of the building.
The event brought together sneaker fanatics from all over East Europe to celebrate their passion. During our 5th Edition, we connected and showcased leading sneakers & streetwear brands, smaller and bigger retailers, sneakers collectors and individual (re)sellers, artists and DJs — from Romania and Europe.
The event gathered a diverse group of people from different communities for one unique experience — sneakers, art, fashion, design, music, technology and sport.
Here’s what went down to SOLE AND SHAPE® #5:
— Sneaker Cleaning Bucharest took care of dirty kicks, FOR FREE, with a hand from Bio Green Produse Nano (made in Romania) products;
— Footshop GIVEAWAY contest – 5 pairs of YEEZY 500 “Blush” were given away for 5 outfits, pictured with their special wall and uploaded on instagram with the #footshape hashtag;
— the Romanian artist GRAURE held a FREE Custom sneakers workshop & Expo;
— “Runners from the best decades” – vintage sneakers exhibition curated by founder and head of SOLE & SHAPE® – Dennis Green;
— FREE LEGIT CHECKS during the event were offered by SOLE & SHAPE team;
— “Deconstructed” — Footwear Q&A session with Cristina & Adrian Paun – anything about design, materials, construction, the manufacturing process, etc;
— PosterJam Offbeat x SOLE & SHAPE Special Edition digital art exhibition – with works from 8 artists: Alexandru Ranete, Andrei Reg, Barna Fésüs, Jérôme Bizien, Diana Grigore, Dragoș Boțcău, Mario Francisco, Melissa Ruba;
— Footshop presented “Wheel of fortune” – visitors had the chance to spin and win the chance to buy rare pairs like: Yeezy’s 500 Blush & Blue tints, Jordan 1 Bred Toe & Gold Toe, adidas Hu NMD, adidas x Bape Dame 4 — all for retail price;
— La Frenezia presented: “Food & Sneakers” photo exhibition exclusively at SOLE & SHAPE® #5;
— adidas SPEZIAL – short introduction exhibition curated by the sneakerhead Matei Adjudeanu;
— Soseta 3 released their latest collection exclusively at SOLE & SHAPE® #5
— Hello There Vintage shop booth gathered voluntary donations (old shoes and clothing) for kids/people who really needed them;
— thanks to the artist Erwan Gulli Chansou, we had a kids area with some Air Max 1 paper sneakers for them to cut and glue;
— the marketplace included: Hello There Vintage shop (RO), NALU Underwear (RO), Footshop (CZ), JULS (RO), Foot Court (BG), Soseta 3 (RO), Crispy Soles (RO), Madam Mitza (RO), Soleness (RO), steal.ro (RO), Bio Green Produse Nano (RO), Coolor (RO)
— DJ Undoo / thedj.ro held a scratching showcase & a free workshop on Sunday
— the fun gaming area with fussball, air hockey, Play Station 4 and Wii was powered by RentGames.ro
— Vice Cream delighted us with some delicious italian gelato
— the food & drinks were prepared by DESCHIS Gastrobar team
— fine tunes and vibes by 2 local djs: Kosta – AWDD & Chill D – supported by DjSuperStore, AQUA Carpatica & Jägermeister
— everything was packed with a Rooftop After Party w/ Musai & Dj Vasile – supported by DjSuperStore, AQUA Carpatica & Jägermeister
Thank you all for stopping by!
Thank you: Hello There Vintage shop, Footshop, DjSuperStore, AQUA Carpatica, Jägermeister for support.
Thank you Cavaleria.ro and Tanănana radio!
Thank you, CUTĂRICĂ for this year artwork and all the materials!
Don’t forget to have a closer look at on our feet recap.
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