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Sole_Zine 08 Mad on Adidas

Owen, K and Owen, PB (2023) Sole_Zine 08 Mad on Adidas. Sole_Zine 08 Mad on Adidas, 08. ISSN 2634-7598

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SOLE_ZINE X CHRIS LEE @START_YARD / MAD ON ADIDAS EXHIBITION. Sole_Zine is a research project dedicated to documenting and archiving British Trainer Culture. Trainers, Sneakers, Kicks, Webs, Strides, Soles, Creps, Beaters, Trabs, Trainees. Whatever you call your footwear, there is a particular tribe who is obsessive about theirs.

Sole_Zine 08 focusses on THE BIRTH OF TRAINER OBSESSION AND THE 80’S CASUAL CULTURE: We talk to Chris Lee, an influential figure in the Wade-Smith story of Casual Culture and Liverpool’s love story with trainees. Trimm Trab, LA, Munchen or even a Grand Slam, every local sportwear enthusiast had heard of ‘the Wall’ on Slater Street. Fast forward 40 years, adidas aficionados still talk about their love for the three stripes. Mad on adidas, Chris’s exhibition at Start-Yard, Birkenhead showcases his top ten trainers from back in the day in a gallery like setting, with commissioned artwork and memorabilia. Celebrating 1980s trainer culture and the story of Wade Smith. The exhibition is an exploration of history, culture, and the spirit of the 1980s, a first-hand look at the lifestyle of the 1980s.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community; Sub-culture; British; Trainer; Culture; Obsession; Style; Place
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Art & Design
Publisher: Kayla Owen + Paul Owen
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SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2023 13:15
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2023 13:15
Editors: Owen, K
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/20920

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