October 28, 2011 is the official shoephoric Birthday. With every year that passes by, our heartfelt gratitude grows and goes out toward the individuals and brands who are instrumental behind our community's growth and purpose. It’s been 6 soleful years of shoes, culture and continuous friendship.
With our global reach and our proudly unique social platforms, we are in awe at how much our community has grown. We promise you that every shoephoric All Soles' Day celebration is bound to be for the books!
Stemming from the desire to share our members’ collective passion and talent, #IAMSHOEPHORIC was born. Our objective was simple - to reciprocate our community’s infectious love for shoes and photography. shoephoric’s first Photo Competition and Exhibit are inspired from the boundless creativity of our members.
#IAMSHOEPHORIC was open to interpretation. That’s the beauty of it! It was a photographer’s paradise. Out of 913 unique entries, only 20 emerged as the finalists. Their entries were exhibited for public appreciation.
The winners were announced during the exclusive After Party. The entries were judged based on originality, visual appeal, and relevance to the theme. Congratulations to the following for bagging the following prizes:
Brand Favorite - PHP20,000.00 worth of prizes
“Flaming Hot Gucci”
Rainier Philippe R. Crescini | @rainierrrrrr
Gucci Ace "Flames"
Members Choice - PHP20,000 worth of prizes
Jon Lupague | @buchokoy
Air Jordan 1 Bred/DMP 09'
2nd Runner Up - PHP10,000.00 + 5,000 worth of prizes
"Start 'Em Young..."
Dante Evangelista Jr. | @iambongsky
Air Jordan 1 Mid "Georgetown"
1st Runner Up - PHP20,000.00 + 10,000 worth of prizes
Kiwii John Genesis | @kiwi.poto @arielleswan
Y-3 Pure Boost ZG Knit
Grand Winner - PHP30,000.00 + 20,000 worth of prizes
“Whatever you do... don't... fall... asleep...”
John Delano Santos | @typejuan_11
ASICS Gel Lyte V "Kreuger" Custom
Bigger than we expected, the shoephoric photo contest and exhibit will be a new All Soles Day tradition.
In true synergy to the shoephoric lifestyle, we bring together shoes, photography, and streetwear through a collaboration with top designer and friend Renan Pacson. The capsule collection immortalizes the Top 20 #IAMSHOEPHORIC finalists with bespoke printed designs and shirts. Five streetwear looks showcased Renan’s signature avant-garde aesthetics and style. Each piece was detailed to perfection with deconstructed cut and ingenious layering accented by metal rings and ropes.
As organic as we have always been, our models are friends who live and breathe the shoephoric lifestyle. The shoot was also taken during All Soles Day making it an event to remember with a fashion collection to match.
Watch out! The limited Renan Pacson X shoephoric will be available soon in our upcoming SHOUTFIT!
The night was abundant with displays from Saucony Originals PH, Sperry, ASICSTIGER, and PONY. Their latest creations are on fire and everyone was there to have an exclusive look at what more to expect from them.
During the event, prizes were coming in left and right to the delight of everyone in attendance. From the latest in streetwear and accessories via PONY, Thief Cartel, Last Pilgrim, GOONS, Unpublished, Sole Slam Manila, Sole City, Set Sail, SIC Shirts, Royalty Clothing, BuyAir, Got Goods, Good Guys, Don't Blame the Kids, Diamond Sneaks, Sneakpeek to added sneaker supplies from Clyde Premium Shoe Cleaner and additional pairs from ASICSTIGER, Macbeth, Sneaks & Snacks, Pumped Up Kicks, Kickstatik, One Step Ahead, Shoegame Manila, almost everyone went home clutching a giveaway or two.
It doesn’t end there; we’re bringing the rest of our raffle online via shoephoric for the next few weeks! This has been a shoephoric trademark where almost nobody goes home empty handed. Much thanks to all our sponsors!
Truly, we up the ante every single year! Expect more from shoephoric for 2018 but for now, let us relive the epic #ASD2017 celebration! Always be shoephoric!