After the great success of its first season, SoleSearch and SteppinOut are back with a new edition of SneakinOut, a festival that celebrates street culture. “Besides being a dream destination for sneakerheads, this event is an inclusive escape for anyone who is fascinated to learn more about street culture,” says Safdhar Adhoor of SteppinOut. This pan-Indian cultural festival, which will take place in nine cities, promises to be even bigger than its first edition. The event will feature a huge selection of sneakers and streetwear from well-known international brands and some of the biggest local Indian brands.

The festival is expected to feature global brands such as Off White, Drew and Fear of God. Luxury brands such as Prada, Balenciaga, Dior and Louis Vuitton are also expected to make an appearance at the festival with their latest streetwear clothing and accessories. The festival will host a live auction where a valuable collection of fashionable sneakers and streetwear from brands such as Jordan, Nike, Fear of God and the Anti Social Social Club will be on display.

But if you’ve got your eyes set on something more local, SneakinOut also has a curated lineup of over 100 brands from across the country. “These were selected based on their presence in the streetwear scene, the designs communicated by their clothes and their brand personalities,” says Abhishek Bardia of SoleSearch, an online platform for buying, selling and bidding on streetwear. . Rising Indian streetwear brands such as Farak, Almost Gods, Unscramble, KNN Calcutta, Instinct First, Kavith and many more would bring their best collections to the venues. Almost Gods, a luxury streetwear brand established in 2018 whose design philosophy and choice of materials are inspired by the culture around them, also offers a line of “resurrected fabrics” that uses upcycled fabrics.

Along with its highly anticipated selection of sneakers and streetwear, the festival will also feature a range of activities such as dances and rap battles, as well as performances by artists such as DJ SA, Parimal Shais and Emcee Arjun.

Rs 199 up. August 7, 3 p.m. At JW Marriott Bengaluru, Vittal Mallya Road