Jakarta. Lippo Mall Kemang in Kemang, South Jakarta, hosted "SneakerPeak" on April 21-24, putting rare sneaker collections on exhibit as well as for sale or trade.
More than 55 sellers opened a total of 63 booths in the event. A total of 150 types of sneakers were put on display, including some rare models meeting the public eye for the first time.
The mall collaborated with six sneaker enthusiasts communities and timepiece brand G-Shock to host talkshows, auctions, and sneaker trades during the event.
Some of the topics covered in the talkshows included shoe care and repair, how to be a sneaker seller and the history of sneaker culture.
Los Angeles-based sneaker photographer Cole Younger was one of the instructors for the photography workshop.
Reza Chatab, chief of Kemang Village, the township where the mall is located, said the mall has been a center for creative and educational activities as well as for shopping and entertainment.
"We consistently work together with communities to organize positive programs that can inspire others," Reza said in a statement.
Pandu Polo from Indonesia Sneaker Team, a nationwide sneaker enthusiasts community, said the event was a great platform to share about the hobby of collecting sneakers.
"We hope this could be a routine event with even more sneaker communities participating. It could be a 'home' to them."