Sneaker Pimps - Gym shoe worship

How did Sneaker Pimps get the band name - adidas-originals-jeremy-scott-close-lookThe trip hop and down tempo band from English Hartlepool takes its name from an article published in Grand Royal magazine.

Grand Royal magazine was run by the Beastie Boys; in the article the American hip hoppers confessed that they had hired a pro to hunt for gym shoes:

'Oh yeah, we have a sneaker pimp. He goes and finds rare shoes for us.'

Active: 1994-2005, GBR

See also: Beastie Boys

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