After a year of crazy drops (Yeezys, Space Jams, ObyOs, Phil Exclusives, Pacmans, etc), this was the fitting end to the year that was. Crate, one of Manila’s more popular sneaker boutiques, dropped the craziest exclusive in recent memory. 8 of 8. 8 pairs. 3 groups. 1 Mamba. ‘Nuff said.
Crate Manila along with graffiti artist a SBTG and Royalefam dropped a specially-designed Dunk Low to give props to the Black Mamba Kobe Bryant. As this is a special release, there are only 8 pairs in the world. 8 pairs! If you decide to get it (as there are a couple left I believe), only you and 7 others have this specially designed pair. For more on the shoe, the details shout Kobe altogether– from the purple, the number 24 and the word MVP on the heel. Aside from the Kobe infusions, the detail on the shoe is amazing– Crate and Manila is now on the tongue and the SBTG lace lock plate is also in place.
Sneakerheads were there to witness the drop and enjoyed the event with great musuc, free booze and grub. Jave Evangelista (Crate) gave out commemorative event shirts as well as raffled off a couple SBTG Tees. Some cats were just plain lucky as one lucky head won his umpteenth raffle. It was nice to see the regulars and talk shop about the latest drops as well as reminisce about the past year’s craziness.
Ofcourse sneaker events won’t be complete without the sic kicks. I was extremely lazy that night and rarely whipped out my cam to take shots of the heat people wore. Some notables were the tons of SBs, Jordans, KZKs, A-ZX Neighborhoods, Visvims, ObyOs, and a couple others. There was enough heat to set LRI on fire! Ofcourse, Jave had to wear the best of the night, a 1 of 1 SBTG(Royalefam) x Crate Manila piece (see below). The Mongster also came with heat wearin’ the SBTG x Nitro:licious Dunk (did I get this right? Or is this a 1 of 1 too?).
There may be a chance to cop the ultra exclusive Mamba Dunks over at Crate. Give them a call or drop on by the ground floor of the LRI Plaza from Wednesdays to Sundays. Thanks again to Jave and the rest of the sneakerhead community for makin’ this one fun event. For all those who missed out, see you guys on the next sneaker event!