Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Friday, January 27

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I'm an ex-shoe hoarder. I used to buy shoes regularly. These days, very little impresses me since the revival of the classics and the many athleisure shoes everyone is spinning these days. However, that doesn't mean I don't stock up on all the many sneaker books that are being released lately. And so with glee, I'm happy to hear that Sneaker Pimps is coming to town (no, not the band). The exhibition opens this Friday at Open End from 8pm till late. There'll be live skating from the Uprise crew, live art installations and DJs. As an added bonus, our good friends at Fizzie Fuzzie have participated in designing a shoebox, so Chicago will be out in full force.

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GB T-Shirt $12

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