KICKS LAB – Vol. 1

By - September 20th, 2007

After the Sneaker Pimps event held at Tokyo a few months back, a new event centered on the world of sneaker called KICKS LAB recently got underway in Tokyo. Organized by Lowtex, the gathering is consider as one of the first sneaker trade show held in Japan. Sneaker aficionados from all over Japan, as well as shops and brands, even foreign sneaker heads, all gathered for this inaugural event. All the while, graffiti artists Sense and Baki Baki created a mural to commemorate the moment.

Though temperature at times reached close to 100°F, that didn’t halt the streaming crowd (and the TV crew) from checking the latest or the most exclusive sneakers, trading and purchasing ones they don’t have, or just gawked at the collections on display. Freshness was more than happy to do our part by sponsoring this upstart event.

> KICKS LAB (Japanese Only)

More photos after the jump…


Kicks Lab – Kicks Lab/Lowtex C.E.O – Koji Shimoda (Right)
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Kicks Lab – SPX Booth
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Kicks Lab – Ryusuke Kurakawa (Right) & Takayuki Tegawa (Center) from SNEAK
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Kicks Lab – Tomotaka Okabe from SUGAR
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Kicks Lab – Sales contributed by the above brands will be going to UNICEF
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Kicks Lab – Kicks Lab x FTC limited t-shirt
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Kicks Lab – Sense & Baki Baki‘s collaboration live painted session
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Kicks Lab – KICKZ JUNKIES, a shop from Nagoya with an interesting selection!
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Kicks Lab – Our friend from GIGGLYROY/ Ino!
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Kicks Lab – Andre had the sickest collection of sneakers “Hyaku Man Yen Kicks!”
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Kicks Lab – Nobody could hold onto his wallet with so much temptation…
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Kicks Lab – Representing the city of Osaka was Fight Club
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Kicks Lab – This dude had tons of deadstock Jordans. Nice collections!
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Kicks Lab – KUMA from Taiwan, holding China limited edition Jordan!
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