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Laces Out! Trainer Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Two Huge Events

Laces Out! is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Liverpool with two huge events – and the first drops in on Saturday 18 May.

The city is hosting the biggest ever Laces Out! to date. As one of Europe’s more influential get-togethers of sneaker culture, the immersive experience continues to unite sneakerheads from across the UK and beyond and it’s become the go-to destination for enthusiasts.

And to begin the 10th anniversary proper there are some very special guests and activations joining Laces Out! on Saturday 18 May at The ACC. The day includes activations from adidas and partners Sevenstore, cleaning activations and sneaker giveaways with official cleaning partner Crep Protect, a live podcast with The Sneaker Annexe, a ⁠live panel talk and DJ set with Edson Sabajo of Patta and the after party at Lost Art features a photo exhibition with Armen Djerrahian.

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Founder Rob May explains: “Myself and the team are incredibly proud to reach our tenth anniversary in 2024 with Laces Out! It’s been a wild journey so far and something which has grown each year, to Laces Out! now being one of the world’s defining events in sneaker culture and also one of Europe’s biggest, all under one roof here in Liverpool. We unite sneakerheads to explore an unparalleled selection of rare and exclusive trainers, limited editions and sought-after collaborations and for part 1 we’ve got some great collaborations happening. First up, we’re really excited to have a panel talk with Edson Sabajo of streetwear giants ‘Patta’. Then at our after party taking place at Lost Art, there’s a photo exhibition from renown photographer Armen Djerrahian which is going to be really special.”

Armen is showcasing some of his iconic photographs featuring some of the most influential artists in Hip-Hop including archive images of Nas, Jay-Z and Mos-Def at the Laces Out! after party. His work spans music and culture to fashion and he’s an incredible cultural documenter.

Since moving to the ACC last year, Laces Out! now offers an even bigger array of footwear options and the chance to connect with fellow enthusiasts from around the world who converge on Liverpool for this special day. The ACC enables Laces Out! to accommodate more guests, with thousands expected to attend the first part of the 10th anniversary, showcasing traders and sneaker brands ranging from limited productions to unique one-offs from iconic and feted labels.

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The ACC Exhibition Centre, situated in the vibrant Kings Dock area of Liverpool, provides spacious halls, state-of-the-art facilities and a convenient location ideal for attendees, traders, and exhibitors alike. Laces Out! has established itself as a premier event in the sneaker community. The date for part 2 of the 10th anniversary will be announced soon.

For Saturday 18 May, there are general admission, Q-jump and Ultra tickets. Ultra ticket holders receive a free Laces Out! Tote Bag inc. Badge, Sticker Pack, Crep Protects Gifts and more.

Laces Out! Trainer Festival
Saturday 18 May 2024
ACC Exhibition Centre, King’s Dock, Port of Liverpool, Kings Dock St, Liverpool, L3 4FP
Midday – 5pm
Tickets from £10.00 general / Q-Jump £15 / Ultra £20 + booking fee
Info and tickets
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Founder and Editor, Clare Deane, shares her passion for all the amazing things happening in Liverpool. With a love of the local Liverpool music scene, dining out a couple of times a week and immersing herself in to all things arts and culture she's in a pretty good place to create some Liverpool Noise.

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