December 12, 2011 BY John Kim / 90
Sneaker Con returned to NYC this past weekend, opening up to one of the biggest crowds in Sneaker Con history. With an endless line-up wrapping around the entire block for most of the day, sneakerheads from the tri-state area showed up to buy, sell, and trade their kicks in time for the Holiday season. Again, adidas Originals represented with a sick look-see preview of its upcoming Originals and Jeremy Scott models, and hundreds of vendors and patrons filled up the venue with some of the latest sneakers to have hit the market. It was sneaker hysteria for the entire event, and as the day wore on, sellers made some attractive deals to unload some of their stock, like offering free snap-backs or discounted t-shirts with sneaker purchases. Sneaker Con once again proved to be the best sneaker event of its kind, but for those who are SCNYC veterans, say good-bye to the venue because the next time Sneaker Con hits the Big Apple, it’ll be at a larger venue. Check out a quick recap from the event below and don’t forget that Sneaker Con will hit Los Angeles next week on December 17th!
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Im a 90s baby and I understand the shoe game and how it getting fucked up. People buy shoes without knowing the history or even knowing if they even like the shoe and try to sell it the same day for 200% more. I purchase shoes because I like them or they bring memories for me but recently I had to miss alot of shoe releases bc all of these "sneakerheads" make it more difficult for me to get them so I dont even try. I knew the world is over when someone told my friend is Columbia 11s were fake "space jams" smh RIP to the shoe game, Im going back to collecting baseball cards
Damn, i thought ppl say NYC is the home of sneaker heads? Looks like an average amateur swapmeet full of kids trying to enter into the resell/hype game. I know the US economy is broke and your all in a recession, so thats why they all trying to buy their $100 kicks and sell them for $500... but i thought Sneakercon was for the best of the best. They should just call this a swapmeet and have em every month.
I could count on 1 hand how many kicks that were actually fire there....No dunks every pic their beat up....mostly GR Jays except for a few pairs (ie. DMP pack)....No Air Maxs....Just a bunch of hypebeast youngsters that think the game is only about reselling their used Jordans....Get a rep
continue...... 4)no refunds - i had a few people come back to my table asking if they can get there money back. no refunds!!!!!!! again broke people. i had this broke little kid looking like a roach asking for his moeny back we kept telling him no he kept begging for a half hr on my tables i took my shoes back and gave his money back and told him to get his broke assss outta here. horrible 5)sneakercon - this was the worst sneakercon as a vendor i had where i didnt sell nothing i didnt make steak and lobster money i made fish and cheese money....... ive been to every nyc and the first dc sneakercon and i made steak and lobster money... well see what happends if i choose to go to the atlanta show in feb or march of 2012... horrible out of a scale from 1-5 i gave sneakercon december 2011 a 1. horrible!!!
and again my damm table or any of my crew was in these photos where are my photos that where taken the day of the show??????????? as a vendor ive bought 2 tables well over 100 shoes ds or nds. i was the first vendor as soon as you come in the entrance. 1)over crowded - could not walk or move for minutes. it got to a point a couple of times the crowd did not move. horrible. 2)people attended the show- bringing duffle bags, suit cases, large tote bags with all there shoes shouldnt be allowed. the minimum should be 2 or the most 3 pairs. and blocking vendors tables must stop. your taking away the point of vendors selling there products. horrible 3)money issues- please dont come to a show and not have money. it is the worst thing to do is come broke. i was selling all my shoes for decent prices or below cost and people still thought it was to much. for example: "im selling a pair of shoes for a 100 and someone said i got 88 dollars i need the rest of my money to go home" broke people i tell you. horrible
A lot of people here complain about "kids these days", "the shoe game is not the same" and shit. Of course it's not, Nike and others opened more and more stores throughout the years. You have the sneaker blogs like this one that make them popular. And last but not least, there is yall who comment on every release, starting hype on each new shoe. Don't blame the kids for having access to all these things. Long time since I was a kid, but I'm happy that it's easier for them to cop a pair than it was for us back in the day.
Page 3 who is that girl with the Thunder & Lightning Jordan 4's!? I think I'm in love.. Is she from Chicago? Dude she with rockin Saint Alfred hoody and White Sox cap.. Love ol girl steez..
My third sneaker con and it's a good event but venue is way too small I been in that dump with too many peoPle.. Too many baby kids, 18&over , too many peoPle selling there dirty ass kicks...fuck outta here I want something that looks good or ds .... Sellers posting up in front of venders.are u kidding lol... Step up Sneaker Con you got a goOd thing to built on
to dopeman987 i had mad shit 10.5 11 for great prices why didnt you look me out what time you got there
if i go i aint wearin heat. not tryna get my freshies scuffed in that crowded ass room. im rocking beaters in there
I remember going to one of these events a year ago and I told myself I was not going to attend another one. Too many kids in there selling beat up sneakers and people selling shoes they just bought a month before the event. Resellers smh
I think these young kids spendin mommy and daddy's money is whats wrong with the sneaker game. Back in the day I wasn't wearnin J's cause mommy and daddy couldn't get em for me. I had to go out there, work my little job and copp my first pair of J's (Black X's 05) when i was 17 with my paycheck. Then I built up my collection over time. Idk if seein these kids that don't even hustle for J's makes me more mad or sad...
lmao at the white boys throwin up watever wat r they in a fuckin skater boy gang..... kids tese days
let me know if anyone is fealing this concept. say your going out on a night on the town and you like rocking polo or american eagle. you love to have a new polo sweater to go out in. so you go to the polo store and cop you a fresh polo sweater. easy wouldnt be nice to go to the "Jordan Store" and cop you some jordan 11 concords, year round, at retail price. there should be no reason why this niggs aint got his own chain of Jordan brand stores worldwide and we can all be freah wothout kicking out 500 on some shit you had when you was 15 and paid 125 for. i really hate that these kids are wearing them and didnt even know jordan wore 45 lol
the sneaker game is messed up, why you ask? the dudes their with shoes 1. are charging 150-200 and up on recent kicks that dropped. so now if you dont catch them on the day it release your stuck with rape prices. 2. there was nothing but little kid sizes or big feet sizes, they was worn out and reselling them for 1/2 or 3/4 the retail price. like do you see what your selling? 3. they dont clean or take care of the kicks. 4. nooooo one was trying to shell out 300-400 dollars on kicks released with in the last 12-14months
Y do u corny mofos at sneakernews keep hyping those atf cornballs! Pete and clark kent twpstraight herbs!
I went there and I do not see what the hype is about. First off, there's nothing there but a bunch of lil nerds running around with dirty sneakers in the smallest sizes possible. then you have the biggest dudes there with size 12, 13 and 14 kicks that no one wants. everything hot there, no one had in a size 9 and if they did, they were either beat down or extremely overpriced. take the Kixclusive table... those dudes are in such competition with Flight Club that they will charge anything to say they sold the sneaker before flightclub can. Plus, it smelled like stink feet in there as some of those lil kids do nothing but play and stink up the kicks they are trying to sell. I don't think i'll attend another one of these in NY. I hear the one in Miami is much better. kudos to everyone that had a decent pick-up
it was cold then a bitch out there... but alot of fly kicks... i bought 4 pair of foams dat i didnt get a chance to cop earlier.. so all in all, real good event... kinda interested on seein how da LA event will go
lmaooooo. ive said it many times. sneaker game has gone to the thirsty resellers and hype beasts. i dont know about buying kicks knowing the history and all that but i only buy what i like and what i wanted as a kid back in the day. sad thing what the sneaker game has come to. being an 80s baby it sucks how much things have canged. not only are the re releases shit quality, but due to all the hypebeasts were paying more for less
Whaaat generation are you from? I'm 34 yrs old and back in my days I used to just walk into a shoe store without waiting in line for shoes.. And shoe stores would have plenty in stock and restock all year round until the new model releases. Days before hype and quickstrikes.. Shoes were better quality back then.. Everyone nowadays has difficulty copping.. It's a different period and time now
they do that so everyone knows what they have to sell or trade. so instead of holdingtwo shoes they hold up one.
Even tho im 15 I know my trainerd all of that jordans died in my school everyone has the same shit on after the foamposite pearls came out all the kids in my school jumped on the foam band wagon nd kids calling cool greys space jams -_- . I remember when camping out was fun to do now all I.see every one with all these foams or jordans theres no more point of camping out.
Well the fake rick ross, you can use my name all u want, it still doesnt change the fact im rich!! bitch
i agree, i was there and your right. it was hard to find a size 10.5/11. if you did they was asking for like 150-200 over the price on some worn out kicks.
exactly and was asking too much for some kicks. smh, they parents bought them and now they flipping them for a profit, i wonder if their parents getting some of the money back
The prices were insane. The cheapest things there were the tshirts hats and keychains. One dude was charging 375 for a pair of used lime green foams. Another sad thing is that everyone was selling the same fucking sneakers. the only variety.was with the people who had tables.