Thousands of sneaker-lovers came to the Pa. Convention Center to check out the shoes up for grabs. (Nathan Morris for Billy Penn)
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The day before the Super Bowl, Philadelphia was sneakerhead central.
Sneaker Con made its Philly debut Saturday at the Pa. Convention Center, with more than 300 vendors and over 9,000 people expected to attend.
Founded over a decade ago by Alan Vinogradov, Barris Vinogradov and Yu-Ming Wu in NYC, the annual pop-up sneaker showcase and trading floor has gone global. Considered North America’s largest event of its kind, it’s traveled to various states across the country, while also launching global events in cities like Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, and Sydney.
Philly’s first taste of the fest drew sneaker culture fans of all ages, coming together to buy, sell, and trade some of the most sought-after kicks on the market.
Some were there to gaze upon shoes they dreamed of owning one day, others whipped out their wallets to make it a reality. Scroll down for pics of the goods and more details about what was on offer and who came to play.