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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

Trainers: How much can a shoe really mean?

Trainers: How much can a shoe really mean?

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

What was your first pair? What’s your go-to pair? What’s your dream pair? From Green Flash to Stan Smiths to Kanye West’s $1.8M Yeezys, trainers are loaded cultural signifiers deemed worthy of a BBC podcast series Sneakernomics, and a major exhibition at the Design Museum. Some say trainers have even become an ‘asset class’ recently. Join us, with designers, collectors & enthusiasts, for a ThinkIn to explore why what we put on our feet says so much about who we are.

We are introducing a new booking system that will make it easier than ever for you to join our ThinkIns.  

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editor and invited experts

Mark St Andrew
Head of Programming, Tortoise

Derek Morrison
Senior Director of Europe, StockX

Harry Bartlett

Ligaya Salazar
Curator, Sneakers Unboxed @ Design Museum

Simran Randhawa
Model and journalist