PHOTOS | Livestrong FLOMs Release at Shoe Gallery with surprise visit by artist, Futura



SHOE GALLERY release recap of the FLOMs & Hideouts
Words and Photos by David Rosario (

Saturday July 18th, 2009 marked the Nike LIVESTRONG release date for the Hideout x Nike Air Footscape Wovens and the highly anticipated Futura x Nike Dunk Hi “FLOM” (For Love or Money). Both are two of the last scheduled releases in the LIVESTRONG series. And Miami-based Shoe Gallery was one of the few retailers in the world with the opportunity to bring this release to the public.

Dozens and dozens of people flocked into Downtown Miami on a Saturday morning for their chance to receive a pair of the highly famed FLOMs. It might have seemed like an ordinary sneaker release, but unbeknown to everybody waiting outside – Shoe Gallery celebrated the release by putting together a special surprise visit by Futura himself.

Futura, greeted the lucky recipients of the sneaker and stayed around until the very last pair was sold. He talked with customers, signed autographs and even did a special impromptu piece on a shoebox for a young lady who bought a pair of the FLOMs for her brother. Even when the release wrapped up, Futura made sure to go outside Shoe Gallery to thank everyone for supporting this project and walked around to shake hands and personally greet everyone who came out for the release.

This will definitely go down as one of the more special releases at Shoe Gallery. And with all proceeds going towards a great cause, each shoe that is part of the Livestrong series is even that much more special.

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