A Sneak Peek at eBay x Carnival’s New Sneaker Hub

Curated by Carnivalist sneakerheads, the eBay x Notting Hill Carnival edit celebrates Authenticity Guaranteed kicks that are perfect for comfort without compromising style

The countdown to Notting Hill Carnival is on and eBay are here to help with all the best sneakers…

eBay has announced its partnership with London’s iconic Notting Hill Carnival, celebrating sneaker culture past and present.

As part of the partnership eBay has launched a bespoke Notting Hill Carnival hub curated by carnival experts, Nicole Fox, Tremaine Facey and Renaldo La Rose.

eBay UK has launched the ‘eBay x Notting Hill Carnival hub’ for carnival-loving sneakerheads to shop stand-out carnival kicks. The hub is part of the online marketplace’s partnership with London’s iconic Notting Hill Carnival which showcases carnival sneaker culture and platforms carnival loving sneakerheads’ top tips.

From left to right: Carnivalists – Tremaine Facey (Steel pan player) Nicole Fox (Mas player), Renaldo La Rose (Carnival DJ)

eBay x Notting Hill Carnival Hub

With sneaker searches spiking by 365% in the run-up to Carnival, the hub is curated by Carnivalists, including Carnival OGs and members of award-winning Mas band, Mangrove. Nicole Fox (Mas player), Tremaine Facey (Steel pan player) and Renaldo La Rose (Carnival DJ) share their eBay Authenticity Guaranteed sneaker selects for Panorama, J’Ouvert and the main event which takes place this Bank Holiday Weekend (26th – 27th August). Check out the hub here.

Top picks

Selecting their top eight picks for sneakers, the Carnivalists have shared their choices for style and comfort at Carnival this year. In order of search popularity on eBay these were*:

1. Jordan 4 Thunder
2. Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Low
3. Jordan 4 Military Black
4. Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Onyx
5. Jordan 4 Midnight Navy
6. Jordan 4 SB Pine Green
7. Jordan 1 Spiderverse
8. Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Carbon Beluga

How to step out at Carnival

The Carnivalists share their top tips for stepping out at Carnival in style this year:
1. It’s a long day so comfort is key, avoid sneakers that are completely flat.
2. Carnival is all about colour, so have fun with bright or printed kicks to compliment your fit.
3. If you’re planning a monochrome look, step out in metallic sneakers to add a touch of Carnival sparkle.
4. For J’Ouvert Morning plain white or black kicks are the way forward! By the time you’re done, the paint will have created an authentic pair of sneakers that nobody else can buy.
5. Panorama is definitely the time to pull out those limited editions or exclusive collabs, wear your best sneakers and stand out from the crowd.

Nicole Fox, Mangrove said: “Carnival is the essence of authenticity – it’s emancipation, it’s freedom and it’s about self expression.

“When it comes to picking kicks for Carnival the most important thing is how I can be an individual. At Panorama, the band is in uniform so box-fresh kicks that will shine and give me a bit of exclusiveness are a must. When I’m playing Mas, it’s all about colour coordination and not overshadowing my costume. I pick kicks that complement the feathers or smaller details whilst still being comfortable and complementing my look.”

Wahaaj Shabbir, Head of Sneakers at eBay UK said: “From the music to the fashion and the food, Notting Hill Carnival has authenticity at its heart, and what better way for eBay to celebrate sneaker culture past and present, than to help Carnival loving sneakerheads find the brightest, comfiest and stylish kicks to stand out when they are on the road.

“Working with award-winning Mas band, Mangrove for this year’s carnival has given us a window into the Carnival world, what it means to them and the community. Together we’ve unlocked the hottest selects for the most authentic carnival experience.”

 Win £750 worth of vouchers on eBay 👟👟

To encourage carnival loving sneakerheads to dive into their collections and don their favourite creps, the online marketplace is hosting the ‘eBay x Notting Hill Carnival Creps Competition’ in the heart of Notting Hill Carnival.

Stationed on the corner of Westbourne Park Road and All Saints Road, on Sunday only, sneakerheads who step out in the realest kicks will have the chance to win £750 to shop the ‘eBay x Notting Hill Carnival hub’.

Two runner up prizes including a £100 and £50 voucher are also up for grabs and provide more chances to win.

The competition is live from Sunday 27th August to Sunday 3rd September, to enter:

● Take a photo in front of the ‘eBay x Notting Hill Carnival Crep Check’

● Upload the picture to your Instagram grid or stories, tagging @ebay_collectors and @ebay_uk and use the hashtag #CarnivalCreps

● Terms and conditions apply, find out more here

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