Photos by David “DRO” Rosario
By any normal day, sneaker shop Air Traffic Control is usually filled with customers and sneaker aficionados looking for ultra-exclusive kicks. Well, on Saturday August 15, 2009 – Air Traffic Control was completely transformed into 1/3 sneaker shop, 1/3 art show and 1/3 lounge. Mi Gente Clothing along with various other sponsors, hosted an art show featuring the works of Big Doves, who you may know as the creator of Mi Gente’s infamous “Suck My Kicks” logo. The night was also extra special as it served as a mini-memorial and tribute to recently passed Miami graffiti legend, Oil aka Oiler, who passed earlier in the week. And ironically, the night of Big Dove’s art show was coincidently Oil’s birthday. A tribute canvas was displayed along with a pair of Air Force 1′s that Oil designed before he passed. Rest in Peace, Oil!!!
As far as how the night turned out – well, sneakerheads and art-lovers of all shapes, sizes and colors stopped by to check out the show. You even had complimentary drinks courtesy of Belvedere Vodka, and Amp’d Energy Drinks courtesy of the Amp girls that passed through. And before we called it a night we had to ask the owners of ATC if they had any exclusive sneakers in the shop – and with that, we ran into a pair of Jordan IV Retros UNDFTD “Military Olive Suede/Orange”, where there are apparently only 72 in existence. Then we ran into a pair of the KAWS designed 1World Air Force 1′s. Overall, it was a great night.
Photos of the entire event, along with people, sneakers, artwork and more by clicking below…
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