Calling every sneakerhead across the world. There’s only one place you want to be and that is Sneaker Con the world’s “premier” sneaker show. Providing the opportunity for vendors and attendees to buy, sell, and trade some of the most sought-after footwear in the game. More than 300,000 plus people attend this event around the world. Sneaker Con has over 30 plus shows with 4,000 exhibitors.
TIMELINE OF GROWTH FOR SNEAKERCON
In August 2008 Founders Alan Vinogradov, Barris Vinogradov, and Yu-Ming Wu launch Sneaker Con with the vision of providing a destination for the sneaker community to engage. The following year in March 2009 the inaugural Event takes place in Time Square Arts Center in New York City hosting 3,000+ people.
Sneaker Con produced its first Event outside of New York in April 2011. December 2014 they trademark its show.
In May 2017, they expand internationally with its first Event in London. Three months later August 2017, they launch its Asia presence through its Event in Hong Kong.
In May 2018, they launch their NFC LEGIT Tag to accelerate and enhance its Sneaker Con authentication activities. June 2018 Sneaker Con launches its digital marketplace.
A year later the first China Event is produced over three sold-out days hosting 20,000+ people in May 2019. The plot twist comes in during the pandemic in October 2020, when they establish a partnership with eBay to provide authentication services globally in furtherance of eBay’s Authenticity Guaranteed.
May 2021, successfully opens up six warehouses globally located in New York, Las Vegas, Toronto, London, Berlin, and Sydney to facilitate authentication services for eBay. Months later in November 2021, Sneaker Con finalizes a transaction to sell its authentication and marketplace business to eBay. The six global warehouses, authentication intellectual property, and marketplace were included in the sale.
DOWNLOAD SNEAKERCON – THE APP
Sneaker Con has launched its very own mobile app. Along with a content feed that includes news and release dates, the app features a new buy/sell marketplace.
The key element is its Authenticated program, which provides NFC chip-equipped legit tags. Users can then scan the chip with the app and it will immediately legit check the sneaker on the spot while providing specific details for each pair to confirm its authenticity.
The app is available for free download for Apple and Android devices through the App Store and Google Play.
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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR SNEAKER CON:
July 8-9, 2023
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
July 8-9, 2023
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001