September 23rd, 2013 by John Kim / 28
After a massively successful Summer Tour, Sneaker Con kicked off the Fall/Winter 2013/2014 Tour in the Nation’s Capitol of Washington DC. Tickets to this past weekend’s event sold out fast and long before the doors opened, a line as long as three city blocks formed in anticipation of this great event. Once Sneaker Con DC officially started, an incredible crowd of sneakerheads, sneaker moms, and sneakerhead families showed up to celebrate the culture and to buy/sell/trade the best sneakers on the market in a safe and friendly atmosphere. At day’s end, Sneaker Con DC amounted to the largest in the history of the event, and the upcoming tour dates are poised to continue this celebratory institution of the booming sneaker hobby. The next tour date is in Miami on October 5th, so stay tuned for more updates and check out the recap of Sneaker Con DC September 2013 below!
When I saw the first few pics of the line I thought sneaker news got the photos mixed up with a Justin Bieber concert....
Things I learned based on the pictures: 1. Sneakercon should be sponsored by Nike and should suggest a name change to NikeCon. 2.You could have easily walked into the event wearing silver, pink, or black box Nike SBs and would have stood out. 3. 80% out of these kids will face a harsh reality when they have to let go of the nipple and enter a job-less market and earn a living wage. 4. Worn 1x should significantly create a price drop because hundreds of dollars worth of foot cremes are not worth $320 for Area 72 Barkleyposites that have been worn 1x not new..worn 1x. 5. 50% of the kids entire net worth going into adult hood will be ...dun dun..their shoes. But that is just me and my opinions but I trust I am not the only one.
I can say this... more than 60-75% of the people there are not from DC. Sneakercon is a beast's traveling circus, whatever they have that can't be dumped on ebay they jump on the Conwagon to keep their beast modes going. Like nwyrkg said competing with a kid that has nothing else to do with their life all day but use mommy and daddy's credit card to buy anything they want, or they have parents that keep them quiet by giving them anything they want, you will never have a chance to just go out and pick up a shoe ever again. Unless you stand in line over night like a nerd, and I'm sure some of us are too grown to do such and have jobs to go to in the morning. It's time to start using brain games, start buying the shoes with no hype, no website mentions, no early release pics, no signatures, no nothing. See what happens then...
Damn sneakercon DC was never this big if you were at the last couple you can easily see how much the hype has grown
Man, so many dope kicks! Chick on pg. 7 wearing the AJ V "DB" she got it. Shame Eugene, OR doesn't get any dope sneakers and Portland pretty much the same smfh. The reason I design my own exclusive sneakers cuz sneakers these days are hard to cop smfh.
Besides, theres no competing against an eighth grader on an allowance, with nothing but time, & prolly a super computer Mommy & Daddy brought 2 Christmas' ago... smfh. I need to hire one of these losers...
ok. After looking at just the first page of these pics, I can officially say Im done coppn. I refuse to be looked at like these youngns, or perceived to be anything like em. Ive lost the passion after seeing this, im out. This is just all bad.
I never realized how many little kids are into the sneaker game like that...or i guess a better way is to say it is buying popular sneakers...how old have i gotten?
@Bradleh Lol I don't know why there are so many photos of those spoiled kids... I was there all day, they were definitely in the building but the avg age was maybe 20-21
@Bradleh Seriously, that fat kid with the hazelnut lebrons on the 1st page 2nd picture down looks like hes mom still cuts food for him at the table.
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite He's one of the coolest dudes there.
@kajariosborne Weird. I saw lots of DB's and EXT LeBron's, even a couple What the MVPs....all very limited shoes
@SenorBBMC yeah its weird seeing these kids that look <14 rocking hazenut lebrons.