Friday, November 18, 2005

Sneaker Lover Gives Priceless Collection A Rest In Canada

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – After a world tour, the creator of a traveling sneaker show called Sneaker Pimps is giving his collection of weary kicks a two-month break in a warehouse in Canada.

Self-professed sneaker lover Peter Fahey has a priceless collection of 500 or so sneakers and sneaker-related art that he’s keeping in a friend’s warehouse in Vancouver until the show starts up again in January.

Some gems in his collection include Reeboks made for a Chanel fashion show that are worth at least $5,000 and some rare Jordans he says “can go for ridiculous amounts of money.”

Surprisingly, Fahey’s not too worried about a sneaker heist, saying, “Of course, you’ve got to think about it,” but points out, “I’ve only ever had one piece of artwork stolen from a show.”

He hopes the collection will remain unharmed so he can continue traveling the world promoting footwear culture.

In his words, “A lot of these sneaker nerds are not totally into art and you get an artist who doesn’t know a thing about sneaker culture. It’s kind of an educational thing on both sides.”

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