Liverpool is a hub for some of the coolest events happening in the U.K. Since the arrival of the Echo arena, we have been hosting some of the worlds best music acts, as well as other various events, such as the MOBO awards and world class boxing events to name a few.
Its the smaller, more independent event spaces in the city that attract me. They always seem to have a much more intimate feel and are hosting some really cool events this year which we are fortunate to be a part of. The one I want to talk about today is Laces Out fest which is a trainer festival held twice a year, at the brilliant Camp and Furnace, in the Baltic Triangle area of the city.
If you have been living under a rock for the past couple of years and haven’t heard of it, Laces out is a trainer enthusiast festival. Liverpool has always been well known for it’s love of fashion and trainers, so it was inevitable that an event like Laces Out would be great in the City. It was launched in 2013 by a good friend of mine, Robbie May, and has grown massively every year since. They now have some massive brands getting on board and this latest event saw the launch of their own sneaker culture magazine ‘TRABS’, which I’m really excited to get hold of. I didn’t get chance to grab a copy on the day so if you’re reading this Rob……
I, personally, have had a pop up barbershop at every Laces Out event up to now and it is always a great opportunity for people to try out our services and grab some Cutthroatpete products and apparel. However, since the launch of my newest Jamaica St shop, we’re now able to take along more chairs and have a few of us working together at the same time, which gives people a better chance of getting in the chair for a service.
Each time Laces Out happens they attract more and more traders from around the country so their is never a shortage of things to see. Check out Laces Out on Instagram for event dates and for some details of trainer drops and general boss pictures of trainers!