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Sneakerheads hunt for limited editions at Jakarta Sneaker Day 2019

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, February 7, 2019  /  05:36 pm
Sneakerheads hunt for limited editions at Jakarta Sneaker Day 2019

The crowd on the first day of Jakarta Sneaker Day on Jan. 27, 2017. (facebook.com/jakartasneakerday/File)

The annual Jakarta Sneaker Day returns for the third time at The Hall in Senayan City, Central Jakarta, from Feb. 7 to 9. 

Numerous limited edition sneakers are being released at the event, including the handpainted Vans Anaheim Factory Era 95 DX, which was part of a collaboration between sneaker brand Doper & Dapper, JSD and artist Gerson “Gersonewone” Gilrandy. Only 12 pairs of the sneakers were made available worldwide.

Meanwhile, other interesting releases are Puma Hot Wheels, Puma RS-X Toys and Dope & Dapper’s Puma x Sankuanz RS-X.

As reported by tribunnews.com, a crowd  started to gather at the venue hours prior to the opening.

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One of the visitors shared that he was eyeing the new, limited local brand sneakers Compass Bravo, which had teamed up with influencer Brian Notodihardjo.

“Only 100 pairs were made available and I must get a pair,” said Reza, adding that he had finally bought a pair for Rp 398,000 (US$28.48). “It’s special because it has a serial number on its box.”

Themed "The Rise of Sneaker Culture", this year’s Jakarta Sneakers Day aims to bring together different communities within the sneaker realm to benefit the local creative industry.

“One of our efforts is [initiating] a collaboration between [webcomic] Tahilalats, Vans, [furniture company] KamarQ and 30 artists,” event director Andrey Noellfry told kompas.com

Among activities and promotions scheduled at the event are giveaways, an auction, music performances, trading pit and community gatherings.

Tickets to enter the event are available offline with a starting price of Rp 80,000. (wir/kes)