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Female Sneaker Fiend – Cooking Up Customs!!

Keep the heat on your feet! is breaking out not one, not two but THREE huge events for one smokin’ weekend in New York City – Friday, October 13th & Saturday, October 14th! This collaboration of phenomenal artists, DJs, and venues will truly put females on the front burner…


Friday October 13th: FSF reunites with Sneaker Pimps! Customizing artists Kgiovanna, Fetti Dbiasi, E the Custom Queen, Sher Sher, Pikaso and d-nyce battle it out in front of over 2000 guests at Sneaker Pimps NYC. Be there to watch the sparks fly and cast your vote for the hottest sauce! Also award-winning sneaker displays and sneaker inspired art. Location: Avalon, 20th and 6th.

Saturday October 14th 1-4pm: FSF joins powerHouse books and VH-1’s Hip Hop Honors Week! This is an all-girl venue for our Custom Clinic and Competition. Whether you’re painting your first swoosh or wanna challenge the pros, we’ll have a variety of categories, levels and prizes! The afternoon will include free Nikes for the first 25 customizers, gift bags, DJ Nomadik, snacks and some special b-girl performances. (Attendees should bring their own sneakers to paint in case they miss the free ones.) This event is in conjunction with powerHouse books’ “No Sleep ‘til Brooklyn? and VH-1’s Hip Hop Honors Week. Location: 37 Main Street, Brooklyn (Dumbo).

Saturday October 14th, 8-11pm: FSF teams up with Yellow Rat Bastard! Now’s the time to just chill and celebrate with an evening of great music (DJ Elle!), hot sneaker watching, food, drink, gifts and an auction that includes items from artists like Claw, Toofly, Dave White, Darin Hager and Problak, as well as great companies like Luxirie, Sneaker Freaker, Laces, SoJones, I Got Sole, Goliath and many more. Laura Stylez from 105.9 will be our celebrity auctioneer, so come ready to snatch up some great bargains and mementos! Location: Yellow Rat Bastard, 480 Broadway, Soho.


This event has been made possible by great faith, passion and legwork by many, many volunteers and supporters. We are incredibly grateful to our wonderful hosts: Sneaker Pimps, powerHouse books and Yellow Rat Bastard. And this would not be possible or half so fun without our sponsors and collaborators including Nike, Mama Clothing, Luxirie, Sole Collector, Proletariat, Hip Hop Media Lab, Laces, Bare Sole, and all of the auction donators mentioned above.

We are still accepting sponsorships of in-kind goods and cash.


For more information about attending, volunteering or sponsoring, please contact Lori Lobenstine at: or 617.412.8217.


Lori Lobenstine, the founder of, considers her art to be bringing people together. To this end, she has sought to build a community based on lovin’ sneakers.† She has created FSF, written for Sneaker Freaker (the book and the magazine), Kicksclusive, WAH and Bitch Magazine, and been featured in the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, Lace (Germany), Christian Science Monitor (upcoming), hypebeast, coolhunting, freshnessmag, slamxhype, atypicalliving, crooked tongues and many more.† She has also represented the ladies on (podcast), MTV-live (Canada), and the Chronicle (ABC, Boston).† In addition, she has collaborated on a number of sneaker events, including FSF x adidas Boston, FSF x Bodega, Sneaker Pimps (2005, 2006), International Sneaker Battles, and The Old School Party (Boston 2006).

Kgiovanna is known best for her custom bright color combinations and her clean edges. A customizer for four years now, she has already been featured in Sneaker Freaker magazine, Sneaker Pimps (painted live in NYC),,, 5th Avenue Magazine,, and others. Her inspirations include modern art,graffiti and Jersey life.Her favorite shoes to paint are the airforce one and the Air Max 90. She is currently developing her own streetwear line Bridge&Tunnel, and her work can be seen at

Fetti Dbiasi has always loved sneakers and art. Customizing was the natural outgrowth of this, after wearing mix-match sneakers and customizing laces wasn’t enough. Since then she’s worked with materials as diverse as mirrors, LED displays, fabrics, tiles and even Bacardi! She has displayed her work in International Sneaker Battles and Sneaker Pimps Hartford. Her work can also be seen on

Sher Sher estimates that she’s been customizing kicks for about five years. Over the past year she decided to get further into her craft, even developing her own sneaker line, which drops in Spring 07. (Keep an eye on her website, Her work has been featured in Fifth Avenue Magazine, Seve TV, etc., and her leather clothing line has been worn by hip hop artists Juelz Santana, Ginuwine and others.

Pikaso is new to the sneaker art scene, but she has been involved in visual arts for over two decades. Pikaso blends two different backgrounds—Southern flair and urban hip-hop—to come up with her own unique and innovative style. She is the official designer for Core DJs, and has displayed her works at Jermaine Dupree’s DAZ/SOSODEF barbeque, Cory Alexander’s Rims Racing Sound and Security (CARRSS) in Richmond, VA, and on her website

“E The Custom Queen? founded Pink Eye Personalizations in 2003 to share her vision of artistic expression through customizing items to represent individuals. “As a kid, I use to paint on my clothes all the time and draw cartoons and scribble my name all over the place… It was a way to be seen and heard without being verbal. You could feel my thoughts through my clothes.” Her work can be seen on her website

D-nyce works in a variety of mediums. As a visual artist, her canvasses have ranged from sneakers to sneaker boxes, t-shirts, wood, photography, light boxes, etc. This extremely diverse artist has been featured in Sneaker Pimps, Sydney Lo’s photo-documentary on the sneaker community and on her own website,

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