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Sole_Zine 04 CUSTOM

Owen, KJ and Owen, PB (2021) Sole_Zine 04 CUSTOM. Sole_Zine 04 CUSTOM, 04. ISSN 2634-7598

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Sneakers, trainers, kicks, webs, strides, soles, creps, beaters, trabs or trainees, whatever you call your footwear, there is a particular tribe who are obsessive about their footwear... Sneaker enthusiasts are attached to their possessions unlike any other sub-culture. Obsession, Style and Place is an ongoing project intended to highlight specific sub-groups who live significantly for sneakers. From the birth of the Terrace Casual, the unique seekers and the under-represented sectors born out of this culture. Emphasising this much-loved fashion area gives rise to the tribes and cohesive socio-groups who define and are defined by values and tensions around status, belonging and the need for individuality. This research offers new insight from stories from the terraces, provides opportunity to view rare, original, and vintage sneakers that informed the birth of the Casuals in Liverpool, UK. To those who subscribe to the pimping up their sneakers and those not yet heavily featured. Early and emerging research regarding the under-representation of ‘Restorers, Convertors and Customisers’ within the Sneakerhead community. Including the shortage of stories being told in terms of Menswear, its past, present, and future status contextualises and places the subject within arenas for larger debate, thus raising awareness, and bridging gaps within the field.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sneakers; Tribes; Custom; Sub-Culture; Dundee
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs > GT500 Costume. Dress. Fashion
Divisions: Art & Design
Publisher: Kayla Owen & Paul Owen
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Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2022 09:53
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2022 10:00
Editors: Owen, K and Owen, P
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16107
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