Mark November 14 and 15 in your diaries, as this is when Sole DBX, a trade fair for urban and street wear names, will take place at the Dubai Design District. The two-day event will allow the city to engage with fashion, music art and the other influences of urban culture. Known for contributing to a street culture in a city with very few walkable streets, the guys behind Sole DXB swap their sneakers for Berluti’s high-fashion high tops.
Christian Frealdsson, 34, Swedish. Sneaker down low: I got my first pair of sneakers when I was five years old. They were a pair of Hightop Converse and since then I’ve worn sneakers every day. I’m not a hard core sneaker collector, I just love the look and feel of a sneaker, but my favourite pair is a pair of full white Nike Airmax 1. I can wear them with anything. The craftsmanship behind these Berluti sneakers though is amazing; you can tell just by holding it. A lot of time and love has been spent making this shoe. Christian wears tee, Dhs2,300, Gucci; his own jeans; and sneakers, Dhs5,850, Berluti
Joshua Cox, 29, Australian. Sneaker down low: I’ve become really picky about which sneakers I buy, and treat it similar to buying jewellery or a watch; I put a lot of thought into it. The sneaker scene in Dubai is growing which I think is a result of growing culture. My favourite pair is usually the last pair I’ve bought, and I’ll wear them with everything – jeans, shorts, even a suit. In fact, the details and materials on these Berluti sneakers are exceptional which makes them more flexible to wear every day or in a formal setting. Joshua wears bomber, Dhs2,470, Sandro; tee, Dhs1,650, Valentino at Harvey Nichols; trousers, Dhs2,450, Gucci; and sneakers, Dhs5,850, Berluti.
Hussain Moloobhoy, 34, British. Sneaker down low: I have an obsessive relationship with sneakers. I refer to them as ‘my kids’; I couldn’t possibly pick one favourite pair. I like these Berluti’s as they’ve got a touch of urban elegance about them. Hussain wears vest, Dhs1,700, and trousers, Dhs1,750, both Dolce & Gabbana at Harvey Nichols; Shirt, Dhs2,450, Gucci; and sneakers, Dhs5,850, Berluti.
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