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What Is SneakerCon and Who Is A Sneakerhead

Updated on October 1, 2014

What is SneakerCon?

SneakerCon is a sneaker convention attended by the most fanatic sneaker fans. These fanatic sneaker fans are called Sneakerheads. The first ever convention was held at Time Square Arts Center. However the event has grown to a world wide tour, cross the country in all major cities. Each event promising to be better then the next.

If you are a huge vintage and hard to find sneakers connoisseurs , SneakerCon is an event you don't want to miss.

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What Happens At SneakerCon

At SneakerCon, sneakerheads trade, buy and sell sneakers just as they would baseball cards. Having the rarest sneakers makes you a major player. Some of the past legends at SneakerCon are, Stash, D.J. Clark Kent, & All Day. Stash owns 300 pairs of vintage sneakers. D.J. Clark has about 2,300 pairs of rare kicks, and All Day has a whooping 5,000 pairs of sneakers and claims to have paid $6000 for one of his pairs.

Anyone can be a vendor at the event, as long as you pay the vendor's fee. So, if you hobby is to collection sneakers, SneakerCon is an entrepreneur dream. However if you fall on the other side of the coin and just want that hard to find vintage pair of sneakers -- you just may find them at the next event.

What Type Of Sneakers Make the SneakerCon Cut?

At SneakerCon you can find some of the most sort after kicks like the 24K gold Puma worth between $600 to $700, patent-leather Air Jordans, Air Maxes, or the coveted Coraline Dunks that were never sold but used as displays. You can also find limited editions to add to your collection (for purchase). Along with adding vintage sneakers to your collections you can purchase the sneaker's matching outfit too. SneakerCon is like fashion week for the feet.



Past Locations

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A marker8001 Sheriff Rd Hyattsville, MD 20785 -
8001 Sheriff Road, Hyattsville, MD 20785, USA
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B marker669 8th ave new york, ny -
669 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10036, USA
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C markersoho, ny -
SoHo, New York, NY, USA
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Where Is SneakerCon Held?

In 2009, the first SneakerCon event was held in New York at Time Square Arts Center. That's 669 8th Ave, New York NY. The event hosted over a 1,000 sneakerheads.

In 2014 the convention has become a cross country event. One event was held in Washington, DC and hosted over 150 vendors selling over 16,000 pairs of exclusive sneakers.

Next year's SneakerCon date has not been released. Each year the event grows, so the next SneakerCon is guaranteed to be bigger and better.

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