SoleSeekers: UK's First Documentary on 'Trainer' Culture

SoleSeekers: UK's First Documentary on 'Trainer' Culture
The release date for SoleSeekers, the United Kingdom's first feature-length documentary on their sneaker culture, is fast approaching! Set for the 1st of July, the crowd-funded documentary is made by Award-winning director and born-and-bred South Londoner Emil Socialize.

Join Emil as he takes you on an honest journey through the local trainer revolution, documenting the eras from the ‘Football Casuals’ during the 70s and 80s, rave and hip hop culture in the 90s, year-2k garage ravers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and beyond. Look out for the likes of Kish Kash, Robert ‘Brooksy’, Magdi Fernandes and more!


The synopsis from the SoleSeekers' website reads:

"Trainers, Sneakers, Kicks or Creps; whatever you like to call them have undeniably broken through the confines of being known as strictly functional sporting footwear. Trainers have been breaking gender, culture and class boundaries since the 19th century and have unified the masses in making this type of footwear an essential part of everyday fashion."

"SoleSeekers The Film documents the rise of UK collectors, inspectors and respecters of trainers affectionally known as 'sneakerheads' from all backgrounds, races and religious beliefs, banded together with one unified purpose; to find the Holy Grail of trainers through appreciation of trainer culture."


We love learning more about sneaker cultures in different countries and can't wait for SoleSeekers.

Check out the trailer below and stay tuned for the release on 1 July via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Prime. No news on a Netflix release, unfortunately.
 

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