Before winter ends, sneakerheads of B.C. will get to indulge their souls (and soles) at an in-person event.
The travelling shoe show Sneaker Con is back in the Lower Mainland March 5, after being absent in 2021.
“Sneaker Con is trekking back to the Alps of Vancouver and we’re bringing all the heat!” say organizers online.
It would seem the “Alps of Vancouver” would be the Vancouver Convention Centre, as that’s where it’ll be happening.
Sneaker Con is one of the bigger events in the sports shoe collection world (they have 3.2 million followers on Instagram); the event travels to cities around North America, often with stops elsewhere, each year.
While Vancouver is often a destination, there was no 2021 event due to the pandemic. The 2020 show arrived just before the pandemic, taking place in late February.
While shoe sales will be central to the convention, there will also be an authentication booth set up by eBay (the event’s major sponsor) to check over shoes and give them their stamp of approval.
“There will be plenty of sneaker giveaways and live auctions going down throughout the day,” promise organizers.
Along with sneakers of all sorts, there will be other pop culture paraphernalia around, as well.
It’ll be an all-day event, with doors opening at noon and closing at 7 p.m. Tickets are $36.83 after fees.