Sneaker collectors were in the spotlight this week at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Tex. A new documentary, “Sneakerheadz,” premiered there earlier this week.
The film, produced and co-directed by David Friendly, goes inside the sneaker-collecting world, featuring interviews with major sneakerheads, including DJ Clark Kent, Jeff Staple, Wale, Samantha Ronson and other well-known sneakerhead personalities.
In FN’s special sneakerhead issue last year, Kent told us: “I don’t see [sneakers] as precious. I wear them once and pass them on. Friends, charity, random kids at parks, homeless shelters. If I don’t, my closet will look like a Foot Locker. If you can guarantee me one pair for the rest of my life, you could take them all away. A morning delivery.”
“Entourage” stars Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven were on hand for the “Sneakerheadz” premiere on Monday at the Vimeo Theater. (The big-screen adaptation of the HBO hit series is set for release this summer.)
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A special installation showcasing limited-edition kicks was also part of the big night.
Before the screening, guests munched on a barbecue buffet from local joint The Salt Lick.
Watch the trailer for Sneakerheadz here: