November 25th, 2013 by Brendan Dunne / 7
We’re not done showing off what all went down at Sneaker Con NYC over the weekend. Given that there were thousands of attendees and a pretty huge amount of sneakers as well, we figured that you probably needed to see some more. While buying, selling, and trading is the core of the show there’s plenty more going on. There was a sneaker authenticating table giving out unique ID tags for verified legit shoes. There were the Kickasso x Sneaker Con LeBron 10 customs that released at 3PM, selling out immediately. There was the Ace of Customs contest with the likes of Dez Customs and District Custom featuring an on-site competition where participants were prompted to make a one-off in a five hour span. Master sneaker-cleaner Jason Markk was also in the building showing off his product. Continue reading for more shots from the show and tell us if you were in the building for Sneaker Con NYC on 11/23.
Sneaker Con NYC 2013 was really disappointing. To see so many kids with (parents) money trying to turn their sneakers over for profit. I'm not trying to knock anyone hustle but stay home and do your business on eBay or Kixify. You can't tell me your a sneaker head trying to flip some Air Foamposite One "DB" on launch day for at least 1k. Just harder to cop what you like now a days. The sneaker game really is fucked up.
Damn, 70% hypebeast, 15% kids under 12 (with parents money of course), 10% soccer moms and dads, 5% real sneakerheads
That's basically what sneaker game is now too. Ask any one of them something about their sneaker, like what makes it special to them, and you'll get blank faces. Is all about being "in", not standing out.