One of the privileges and obligations of being in the media is attending THE EVENT. And events were aplenty yesterday–from an ION Sky Charity Christmas do, a M1 Christmas Cocktail mixer at OverEasy and the launch of new web portal CityNomads to party girl Tracy P’s A Curious Teepee store launch, Overtime bar opening at Dempsey and an adidas shoe launch.
Of course, it is impossible to attend every one of these parties so we did the most logical thing and split up. Being the sneaker-head and shoe fetishist in the office, I chose the adidas party. Local shoe emporium Limited Edt teamed up with adidas Consortium to release a new Singapore exclusive design to the iconic Rod Laver tennis shoe. Recognized as one of the most prominent sneaker boutiques in Singapore, Limited Edt has been bringing exclusive and exciting sneaker heat to fans for more then 8 years and now this notable retailer is meeting adidas Orignals over a pair of gorgeous classics from the adidas archive. Consortium, on the other hand is the most exclusive line of the whole adidas Originals range. Its models are extremely limited, and often the result of selected collaborations. They are sold thru very few accounts all over the world, including Limited Edt. So if you know your sneakers, you’d know that this is one hot collab (only 500 pairs available worldwide).
The party which was held at gaming arcade Tornado in Iluma, was attended by local sneakerheads, scenesters and hipsters, with music was provided by KL’s Lapsap boys. I spied Butter’s Bobby & Ritz, rapper Sheikh Haikel and wifey, Surrender’s Earn Chen, artist Jahan and DJ Aldrin gracing the event.
With this Tron mania emanating everywhere and birthing Tron-inspired sci-fi wares such as headphones, game controllers and what not (even Playboy pay tribute with a Tron-inspired shoot), the kicks were, of course Tron-inspired–a royal blue Rod Laver under a pastel blue grid. Best thing is, like outfits that Flynn and the other movie characters wear, the shoes glow-in-the-dark.
Part of the launch was a Tron screening. Unlike the shoes, the movie was snoozesville. I fell asleep three times. Ok, so what if its visually stunning and the effects were great but the script was clunky and dull.