This was a day for sneaker nerds. Thanks to the sunny weather, there were about 1500 guests at the 1.200m• big Eventloft of the EXPO XXI in Cologne for the first Sneakerness in Germany. It was all about the sneaker, finding new ones, seeing new stuff, buying new kicks and being seen by others. There were shops, brands, vintage dealers and toy stores on two levels who are also a part to this movement. On a walk through the nice location, you found a nice mixture of kicks, beers and sounds and it wasn’t hard to realize, that everybody dug in to the deepest corners of their sneaker closets to wear their all time favorite sneaker. And nobody was offended if others first looked at their feet before they looked them in the eyes.
Photography: Dejan Jovanovic