One of the aforementioned experts, Nicole Fox, says : “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 are in uniform so box-fresh kicks that will shine and give me a bit of exclusivity 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.”
“I purchased new authenticity guaranteed kicks from eBay ready for this year’s Notting Hill Carnival. I’m planning to wear them for Panorama so I can stand out while performing.”
Wahaaj Shabbir, Head of Sneakers at eBay UK, says: “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.”
eBay x Notting Hill Carnival Crep Check Competition
eBay will be hosting the eBay x NHC Crep Check in the heart of Notting Hill Carnival.
Stationed on the corner of Westbourne Park Road and All Saints Road, on Sunday only, sneakerheads with the best shoes 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. The competition is live from Sunday 27th August to Sunday 3rd September.
To enter, people should take a photo in front of the eBay x Notting Hill Carnival Crep Check, upload the picture to their Instagram grid or stories, tagging @eBayUK and use the hashtag #CarnivalCrepCheck.