Red Bull BC One

Now in its 6th year, Red Bull BC One has established itself as the most important B-Boy (breakdancing) battle in the world, and the de facto world championship. The event is in a new country each year and I had the pleasure of attending the first BC One in the U.S. last night in NYC.  As can be expected, I had my eyes on the footwear and saw a sampling of everything; Adidas shell toes, Puma’s, high and low Nike Dunks.  Keep reading for  a picture of the winner (and his shoes).

Although the above photo is not from last night, it is of last nights champion, Lilou.  Hailing from Berlin, Lilou is also the 2005 BC One champion and the events first two time winner.  He performed in Puma’s last night, just as in the picture above.

Hosted by Krs-One and with performances by Kweli & Hi-Tek and the Rocksteady Crew, the battle featured 16 of the best B-Boys from 10 different countries.  It was set up bracket style with head to head single elimination battles that had plenty of trash talk.  The crowd was just as international as the contestants and reminiscent of a soccer match with chants and flags being waived.

Not sure where next years event will be held or when it will be back in the U.S., but if ever given the opportunity, you NEED to attend BC One.

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