Sneaker collectors exude a meticulous obsession that has always fascinated me — they buy up footwear that never gets worn; they know everything about the most obscure collaborations; they queue for hours for particular drops.
Now, outsiders like me are able to take a plunge into the thriving subculture with Crepe City magazine. Having just launched their fourth issue, it’s a pristinely-produced publication championing the most exciting (and nerdy) fashion, art and culture from the world of sneakerheads.
On top of examining the trajectory of classic sneakers like the Nike Air Max, it delves into Adidas’ NMD line with an editorial by Bonafide-collaborator India Rose. It also interviews some of the industry’s top designers, and looks at the personal collections of Parisienne Superllalla (Lalla Boudmagh) and Ronnie Fieg of KITH.
Readers will come across a pull-out poster by photographer Mark Leaver, and just to add on an extra layer of collectors’ delight, the Nike Air VaporMax cover of the magazine is doused in a ‘touch-and-feel’ cover that brings the sole of the classic shoe to life under the fingertips.
You can order copies of the magazine on Crepe City’s online store.