The GOAT app is taking over a spot at the Platform in Culver City to celebrate L.A.’s influence on sneaker culture. The rotating gallery opened on October 7th and will run through December 31st. Its aim is to celebrate the artists, shoes, and boutiques that have shaped pop culture and paved the way for sneaker enthusiasts everywhere. Check out our video recap below to get a peek into the exclusive preview night of the gallery.
October’s month-long exhibit, The Greatest: Los Angeles, pays homage to L.A.’s profound impact on global sneaker culture from the year 2000 to present day. On display, they have the recent Fear of God x Vans Vault Mountain release, the Air Jordan 4 Retro collaboration that skyrocketed Undefeated to the top of the shoe market, all the way to the classic Dunk Low Pro SB ‘Diamond.’
GOAT is set to hold sessions led by those who have shaped the broader culture through photography, fashion, design and product innovation. Guests can learn and interact with industry pioneers and legendary streetwear figures including: Jeff Staple, Jason Markk, “The Shoe Surgeon,” Andrea Lieberman, Sophia Chang, Jimmy Gorecki, Ja Tecson, Cole Younger, Theo Martins and Josh Peskowitz. The pop-up’s programming features fireside chats, Q&A’s and workshops throughout the duration of The Greatest.
“We’ve wanted to create a physical space like this for a long time, to inspire and bring people from different backgrounds together through their love of sneakers,” said Daishin Sugano, Co-founder and CPO at GOAT. “We’re excited for the opportunity to share some of LA’s contributions to the sneaker community since 2000, and explore where the industry is headed to next.”