Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Sneaker culture was introduced through hip-hop music in the 1980s then popularized by Michael Jordan, in the 1990s. A "sneakerhead" is a shoe enthusiast that not only collects shoes, but is very knowledgeable about the history of the sneaker and its meaning. A “hypebeast” refers to a person who only buys shoes that are popular and cool. Recently shoe enthusiasts of all demoninations gathered at the Bank United Center on the campus of the University of Miami for SneakerCon. The event allows vendors and guests to buy, sell and trade their “kicks.”
SneakerCon is the premier traveling event for sneaker connoisseurs to buy, sell and trade some of the most sought after footwear on the market.
The next SneakerCon event is in Chicago, IL on Oct 19th, 2013 with New York City (Nov 23rd, 2013) and New Orleans (NBA All Star Weekend) to follow.