PART 2: SNEAKER CUSTOMIZATION, SHOE MUSEUM & MORE
Last night was The Association’s part two of its ongoing soccer league that saw both soccer-lifestyle clothing brand Bumpy Pitch and yours truly Kicks to the Pitch as the night’s curators. Aside from the ongoing games that brought the eight participating teams further along the path to victory, the event featured an artistic display that highlighted a careful selection of limited adidas sneaker and cleat releases put up on display on cage walls. Sitting at center stage was sneaker customizer Katty Lenoir, AKA Katty Customs, who was on deck doing live customizations on the adidas Copa Gloro 17.2.
The pièce(s) de résistance, however, was without a doubt the collection of customized sneakers handmade by The Shoe Surgeon, made exclusively for The Association. The series of ultra-limited shoes saw a mashup of adidas basketball and soccer silhouettes, with an approach to make something wearable in performance while aesthetically celebrating the marriage of the two iconic sports in street culture.
Following Part 1, the second game night continued the festivities with live music, free drinks and food, special guests like graffiti living legend and The Association trophy artist OG Slick, and LAFC midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye, and good times all around amidst the four games played throughout the event. As leagues typically go, while some teams played well and others not so well the first time around, Part 2 came in and mixed up the scores, reminding everyone that despite previous performance, you best bring your game face on each and every night! Check out the final scores from last night below, followed by the updated overall standings in order:
Dash Radio’s REAL RADIO FC VS Jason Markk’s MARKKERS FC – 18-6
Niky’s Sports’ NIKY’S FC VS Red Bull’s RBLA – 18-5
Complex’s MARAUDERS VS Beats by Dre’s DEFIANT ONES – 1-31
SpaceX’s DRAGON FC VS Fourtwofour on Fairfax’s GOLDEN STATE – 9-17
NIKY’S FC – 6
DEFIANT ONES – 6
DRAGON FC – 3
RBLA – 3
GOLDEN STATE – 3
REAL RADIO FC – 3
MARKKERS FC – 0
MARAUDERS – 0
If you’ve missed out on last night’s Part 2, reevaluate your priorities in life, then check out our photo recap taken by the one and only Willie T and his team, and make sure you and all your friends and family come through to our Part 3 on May 10. Be sure to also check back in on the site to catch our exclusive interview with The Shoe Surgeon on his collection to come.