If there's one event to see this week in New York, it's Peter Fahey's SneakerPimps show on Thursday. SneakerPimps is a travelling exhibition of rare sneakers that epitomises the cult...

Q. Why is there such a fascination with the customized and rare sneakers? Is it the artist or the art?

INDIVIDUALITY. Everyone wants to stand out and be recognized, sneakers are perfect for doing that to people. In terms of why is it getting more and more popular.all you have to do is take a look at what makes up the sneaker culture.hip-hop, skateboarding, basketball, street art. It’s art and the artists.

Q. What trends do you see in the sneakers you’re showing?

More and more independent footwear companies coming up and customization of sneakers.

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