Nov 16, 2017 | By Lourdes Linares
Taking place in New York City inside Basketball City, Sneaker Con went down yet again this year on Saturday, November 7th, 2012 to a sea of hungry sneaker fans. The day was filled with swapping, selling, and flat-out admiring at the venue with the line out of the door of people waiting to register.
The floor was filled with everything from “sneaker freaks” simply walking the rounds, to nicely curated tables of collections and sellers napping on shoeboxes. (That was a sight to see!) Foamposites in a rainbow of colors, KD’s as far as the eye could see, and an array of customs (some of which being touched up right in front of your eyes) were on display in full force. Not to be missed was an appearance from New York’s very own Iman Shumpert from the Knicks for photo ops with fans.
One of the best parts of the show for us however, was the inevitable runway that it became for sneakerheads of all breeds. From the youngsters selling a pair or two as they walked the floor, to the mini-sneaker fans helping out parents at their tables, there was some serious swag happening.
We definitely had a blast and can’t wait for next year. If you aren’t in New York or missed it this time around, make sure to check out the Sneaker Con website for more locations, including the last two of the this season: Charlotte, NC (December 8th, 2012) and Atlanta, GA (January 2013).
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