The PF Flyers Pop Shop Tour is off and running, with our first stop in Houston for the NBA All-Star Weekend! We’ve taken these past few days to set up shop at The Class Room with help from our friends at The Brooklyn Circus & Street Etiquette. The work has been great, but once Friday comes around, we’ll be ready to play.
At the height of the weekend on Saturday is our Kick Off Party featuring Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) on the turntable alongside Elroy Boogie and Stack Aly. If you’re in the area you won’t want to miss out. Come on by the Pop Shop early to check out our vintage PFs and new styles, then stick around to party with us into the night!
To celebrate our 75th Anniversary last year, we embarked on a small retail venture with our friends over at The Brooklyn Circus, setting up a PF Flyers Pop Shop for 75 days. The success of that shop quickly sparked the idea of going on the road with a POP SHOP tour!
We left Brooklyn for Houston, where everything is bigger, and oh boy did we do it big. Yasiin Bey, Street Etiquette, Stack Aly, DJ Elroy Boogie, The Bearded Man and over 800 guests joined us for the launch of our Houston Pop Shop at Classroom.
So now we’re headed across the country with some of our favorite and well-respected people. Here is the tour schedule for the rest of 2013, hope we see you out there:
We left Austin last week with our blood pumping to the beat of great hip hop and indie artists, who all came out to play Sneakers & Speakers at SXSW. The event supported the Rock On Foundation, founded by Red Mamba Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs and his little (but still big) brother Luke.
We chatted it up with hundreds of people who stopped by to see our set up and new Spring/Summer 2013 kicks. Everybody was loving the Windjammer Slip-On. Considering the sun beating down, they could see how it would be a cool option for summer. (Yeah, it’s hot in Austin.) Our custom button maker was also a huge hit, as Sandlot-themed buttons tempted the curious eyes of all who passed by.
Oh No! Oh My!, Feathers, Dallas Green (City and Colour), The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Chuck Inglish (The Cool Kids), and Stak5 all rocked the stage over the course of several glorious hours. We’re so glad we could be part of such a high energy event to raise awareness for the Rock On Foundation! Here’s to putting the fun on repeat for next year.