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Photos: Embrace Your Inner Hypebeast At This Gallery's Tribute To 'Sneaker Culture'

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Los Angeles is known for being at the vanguard of street style, and sneaker culture is no exception. Lines for the newest Nikes have been known to trail down the block at the Supreme store in L.A.'s Fairfax district, and the counterfeit-Yeezy business isbooming in Riverside. It makes sense, then, that a Culver City pop-up gallery is devoting itself to showcasing L.A.'s contributions to sneaker culture.

Next week, the online sneaker marketplace GOAT will bring The Greatest, a pop-up sneaker gallery displaying "historically significant" athletic shoes born out of L.A., to Platform in Culver City. Limited-edition Air Jordans, Yeezys, and a host of other hypebeast-approved kicks will be on display at GOAT's rotating exhibition, which will run through December 31. Opening Oct. 7, the exhibit will feature sessions and Q&A with local street-style luminaries, from skater and sweatpant entrepreneur Jimmy Gorecki to Dominic "The Shoe Surgeon" Chambrone, through the end of the year."

The exhibit will devote itself to exploring "L.A.'s profound impact on global sneaker culture, from the year 2000 to present day," a spokesperson for GOAT told LAist on Monday. To prepare yourself for the exhibit, start with this Atlantic post from 2016; once you make it all the way through, you can officially call yourself a sneakerhead-in-training.

The Greatest will be open from Oct. 7th through Dec. 31st at Platform: 8830 Washington Blvd, Suite 101, Culver City, California. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Admission is free.

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