There are people that you meet thru out your lifetime that you feel like that they were sent to your face on purpose. Such is the story of the my peeps from TLK aka Toronto Loves Kicks.com. A crew of Torontonians that are doing big things for our youth, educating, enlightening a positive message, all while putting on lifestyle events around the city. Sneakers, music, culture is what they're all about. This year for Feb & BHM(Black History Month) they got together to brainstorm a idea that would be laid out on a tee shirt/crewneck. Something limited, and a design that was broken down from our past as young T.DoT teens. Now that the canvas has been finalized, thrown on my lap to spit my own 2cents on. I had a chance to chat with 'D from TLK today, about the past/present and the future of our Sneaker culture/lifestyle. As the weather dipped below zero, and we both had a busy day ahead, I grabbed my crews and headed home.
The design idea is one of a kind, brainstormed by TLK and put on paper by DVYNEART. It really hit close to my heart, as growing up in the city wearing all the shoes that are on the design. Travel Fox, LA. Gear, Ewing, BK & Fila. Brand names that barely get any recognition these days, unfortunately. Seeing these sneaker silhouettes with a CN tower city skyline printed on a piece of clothing just gave me the chills, really good chills that is. Making me feel all so ever young again. Looking forward to a few future projects with TLK this year. Even if you aren't a local, please check out their site for more upcoming info on future events.