On March 16th at the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto Loves Kicks held their second installment of the highly anticipated Sneaker Design Project (#SDP2) and boy did the artists come out to show and prove.The night started off with free entrée’s supplied by two of our sponsors, Jetsun’s Juicy Burgers and Peroni beer. This was an enjoyable moment where the artists had a chance to relax, chat it up with the TLK team, meet the other artists and listen to DJ Channel Nine, while he set the mood right before the real pressure began. We like to call this sneaker sole_cial at its finest.
Two 20 minute rounds and a final, where the artists had 25 minutes to create their masterpieces. The pressure was indescribable to those who actually partook in the event. The Sneaker Design Project – a little background information for all the future artists that want to attend the next SDP3 in the summer, your first design has to be a home run to get you to the next round or your night will end quicker than you can finish that ever so smooth Peroni beer or red wine.
The venue and atmosphere quickly filled up as the artists went sole to sole, Sharpie to Sharpie. All the judges in attendance, which was the crowd, clearly had their favorites. Our host Paul Johnson kept the artists and all well informed as the packed crowd helped create buzz on twitter tweeting with the hashtags #sdp2, #TLK and #torontoloveskicks. This became a trending topic in Toronto.
One man stood alone from 20 incredible artists, to claim the title of SDP2 champion. The winner was Andres Correa whose sneakers are the last set of 4 shots below. The TLK step and repeat was a hit that everyone took advantage of. Some of which you will see below, others will be up on our FACEBOOK.
Special thanks goes out to all the sponsors Sharpie, Luigi Sardo, Jetsun’s Juicy Burgers, Peroni and The Bata Shoe Museum. A majority of the photos were taken by Intelswagga and a few shots are from Eye_Projekt. Look out for the next Sneaker Design Project in July. If you would like to be kept informed about Toronto Loves Kicks, follow us on twitter at @TDotLovesKicks.