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GOAT Pays Tribute to Sneaker Culture with LA Pop-Up Gallery

Los Angeles-based sneaker resale platform GOAT announced the launch of The Greatest, a pop-up sneaker gallery debuting on Oct. 7 at Platform in Culver City, Calif.

The rotating exhibition will run through Dec. 31 and serves to celebrate the artists, shoes and boutiques that have shaped pop culture and paved the way for sneaker enthusiasts everywhere.

October’s month-long exhibit, “The Greatest: Los Angeles,” pays homage to the city’s impact on global sneaker culture from the 2000 to present day. the first exhibit traces the evolution of LA’s rich and ever-growing history with sneaker culture. The story of the city’s influence will be told through 25 pairs of historically-significant shoes born out of Los Angeles, including Air Jordan 3/8 Retro Pack ‘Kobe Bryant,’ Dunk Low Pro SB ‘Diamond,’ Air Force 1 ‘Mr. Cartoon,’ Yeezy PowerPhase ‘Calabasas,’ Air Huarache Le ‘Stussy’ and Air Max 97 360 x Union.

“We’ve wanted to create a physical space like this for a long time, to inspire and bring people from different backgrounds together through their love of sneakers,” said Daishin Sugano, GOAT co-founder and CPO. “We’re excited for the opportunity to share some of LA’s contributions to the sneaker community since 2000, and explore where the industry is headed to next.”

GOAT will also host sessions led by Jeff Staple, Jason Markk “The Shoe Surgeon,” Andrea Lieberman, Sophia Chang, Jimmy Gorecki, Ja Tecson, Cole Younger, Theo Martins and Josh Peskowitz.

Two additional themed exhibits will be on display in November and December, with announcements to come at the end of the month.