If you are looking for a sneaker event to attend this weekend, well you picked the right weekend. On Saturday the United States has one event going on in the West Coast and another in the Midwest. While on Sunday you will have to travel across the pond to arrive in either London or Berlin to tame your sneaker cravings.
In the city that Michael Jordan won all of his championships in, on Saturday, September 3rd the Windy City Sole Summit will be held. The event follows the format of many sneaker functions allowing you to buy, sell and trade sneakers. Along with that you will be able to put down pre-orders for upcoming releases like the ‘Concord’ Air Jordan XI and other future releases. The event will run from 12-5pm local time.
Technically if you flew out Chicago after the Sole Summit, you could arrive in Los Angeles with plenty of time to enjoy Sneaker Pimps L.A. The premiere international sneaker event is kicking off the U.S. tour in the city of angels. Not only will you be able to buy, sell and trade sneakers there will be live art, exhibits and booths by a variety of vendors. Along with all those things attendees will be able to enjoy the entertainment from the likes of Thurz (UNI), Rich Hil, Dean’s List, Blake Carrington and the Game. Running from 3-8pm PST, this event is one not to miss.
If you are up for it soon after Sneaker Pimps is over you can fly over the to London for the annual Crooked Tongues BBQ. Taking place on Sunday the 4th of September, the event is co-hosted by Nike Sportwear this year. Enjoy a laid back, sneaker themed atmosphere featuring free drinks and plenty of music from a host of DJs. Also on hand will be vendors offering reasonably priced food for the patrons of the CT BBQ. Plenty of other secret surprises are planned for the event participants as well. Running from 3PM-1AM local time, this annual gathering is one of the not to be missed events of the year.
If you are closer to Berlin on Sunday, then Solemart will probably be your sneaker event choice. Following up on the event in Paris, team Solebox has returned back to their home in Berlin. Like all the other events you will have the capability to sell, buy, trade and admire sneakers with others who are as infatuated with sneakers as yourself. You can go just to have a good time while admiring the table set ups and the heat on fellow sneakerholic’s feets. Along with individuals there will be a large grouping of shops in attendance including HHV, Overkill, Solebox, STAB and Strawberry. Along with the shops a variety of brands will be on hand. The participating brands will be adidas Originals, Asics, Lacoste, Nike Sportswear, Onitsuka Tiger, Reebok and Supra. Set to start at 2PM local time, be sure to put on your hottest trainer to check out Solemart.