The greatest sneaker show on earth!

Sneaker Con is the world’s premier sneaker show, providing a huge space for vendors and attendees to buy, sell, and trade some of the most sought-after footwear in the game.

Attendees 200,000+
Vendors annually 4,000+
Cities 0
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Founders Alan & Barris Vinogradov along with Yu-Ming Wu came together & shared the same vision of bringing the NY Sneaker Community together for 1 day in the big apple.

Aug 19th 2008 sneaker con logo image
March 1st 2009

The 1st Sneaker Con ever took place in the Time Square Arts Center in NYC. With about 3,000 people in attendance & multiple NYC events were executed from this point forward.. it was clear this was a place Sneakerheads wanted to be.

After numerous successful Sneaker Con events in NYC we couldn’t stop there… The Sneaker culture was slowly bubbling over the past few years & it was time to take a risk & see if we could bring sneaker heads together outside of NYC. The next stop was Washington DC. Over 4,000 sneakerheads showed out to buy/sell/trade together. We did not expect for the community in DC to show out as positively as they did but the energy was unforgettable. It was becoming very apparent that Sneaker Culture was only growing larger & larger.

April 2nd, 2011 Sneaker con the greatest sneaker show image
December 6, 2014

On December 6th 2014 Sneaker Con introduced “The Trading Pit”. The “Trading Pit” is a designated area within the Sneaker Con event for all attendees to do buying, selling, & trading. Sneaker Con being a marketplace based event The Trading Pit is an element of the Sneaker Con event that is a nod to the energy of the early days of Sneaker Con. Since its inception the trading pit has become a pillar of every sneaker con event & community.

On December 6th 2014 Sneaker Con introduced “The Trading Pit”. The “Trading Pit” is a designated area within the Sneaker Con event for all attendees to do buying, selling, & trading. Sneaker Con being a marketplace based event The Trading Pit is an element of the Sneaker Con event that is a nod to the energy of the early days of Sneaker Con. Since its inception the trading pit has become a pillar of every sneaker con event & community.

May 27th 2017
May 27th 2017 Image for first sneaker con international event

On May 27th 2017 for the first time ever we took Sneaker Con Overseas to LONDON TOWN! The event was held at the prestigious Olympia convention center. The room was loaded with exclusive trainers you couldn’t find anywhere else. With over 6,000 people in attendance & 200+ vendors this was the largest sneaker event held in London ever!

With the first UK Sneaker Con event crossed off the list it was only right to get familiar with Sneaker heads in Asia. Our next stop… Hong Kong! With over 10K sneaker heads in attendance it was incredible to witness so many people on the other side of the world with the same passion of Sneakers in one room. Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics was even in attendance & played a game of Knock Out with the crowd.

August 26th 2017 Image for first sneaker con asian event
May 8, 2018

In May of 2018 at Sneaker Con Chicago we introduced the new NFC legit tag which is still the most secure authentication verification on the market. The tag features NFC capability offering the user access to info on the shoes verification linked to the marketplace, content & more.

In the summer of 2018 Sneaker Con launched the Sneaker Con Marketplace app! The goal of this app was to be a trusted buying & selling platform by Sneakerheads for sneakerheads. Using our trusted NFC Legit tag technology & Sneaker Cons extensive presence & trust within the sneaker community we wanted to offer our authentication services to our domestic community.

June 9th and 10th 2018
May 17-19 2019

Oh boy… The First Sneaker Con in China… life changing. Sneaker Con Shanghai solidified Sneaker Con Global impact. With 20,000 people in attendance Sneaker Con reached new heights…

In october of 2020 Sneaker Con partnered with the largest online marketplace in the world, Ebay to launch the Ebay Authentication Guaranteed sneaker Program.

October 20 2020