BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014
New England area sneakerheads and shoe fanatics should mark their calendars. Boston Sneaker Jam (http://www.bostonsneakerjam.com), the largest two-day sneaker trader’s convention for traders, athletes, brand artists, collectors, fashionistas, and sneaker lovers of all kinds, is coming to Boston this October.
Boston Sneaker Jam is the newest venture of Jim Talbot, co-owner and co-founder of the popular Boston Comic Con (http://www.bostoncomiccon.com). “Having been involved in the collectible world for many years, I became aware of and observed the sneakerhead scene and its growing community,” Talbot said. “I see a potential for growth in buying and selling sneakers. It reminds me of collecting and trading baseball cards, except it’s wearable.”
In addition to top sneaker brands being showcased and sold, attendees of Boston Sneaker Jam will have the chance to see a sneak preview of the Sneaker Museum (http://www.sneakermuseum.com), featuring museum founder Richard Kosow's million-dollar Michael Jordan collection, at the Sneaker Museum's village. Other rare sneaker collections and memorabilia will also be debuted at Boston Sneaker Jam. Because the Boston Sneaker Jam is an event run by sneakerheads for sneakerheads, it is up to all attendees and exhibitors what will be bought, sold, and traded.
“This is going to be one of the largest events in the Northeast,” said Dee Wells, founder of Sole Collector Magazine (http://www.solecollector.com), the world’s leading sneaker magazine, as well as founder and kickstorian of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder (http://www.osdlive.com). “The Boston Sneaker Jam will be two days of spotlighting the sneaker culture, featuring people of all ages who identify with sneakers as a wearable art!”
All attendees will have the chance to purchase new sneakers, as well as buy, sell, and trade sneakers of their own. The center ring of event floor will be a massive sneaker exchange. With standard admission, sneakerheads can bring three pairs into the trading ring. Sneakerheads also have the option of purchasing a sneakerhead table for $200 to showcase a larger collection.
A live DJ will set the beat for the event-packed weekend, with skateboarding demos, urban apparel fashion shows, a graffiti contest, video contests, pro-filled panels, and guest celebrities. The Sneaker Museum will highlight a vibrant "Artists Alley", presenting the many tendrils of sneaker culture in a visual display unlike any other.
“We aim to unite and invite the entire sneaker community to celebrate, demonstrate, network, shop, learn, and exchange stories and experiences in an environment that becomes an annual destination for all,” said Sneaker Museum’s Kosow, who is also co-producer of the event.
Sole Collector founder Wells predicts Boston Sneaker Jam will be immense in size and impact because of the momentum and thought behind it. Along with Comic Con’s Talbot and Sneaker Museum’s Kosow, the eventor of the jam is Peter Gold, whose resume includes: co-founder of the Boston Music Awards and MixFest on The Boston Common, creative consultant for Boston's First Night, Berkshire Music Festival, Massachusetts State Science Fair at MIT, and director of development for The National Music Foundation.
“It’s time to give context and narrative to the sneaker phenomenon with a full blown festival,” said Peter Gold.
On that note, let the sneaker games begin. Whether interested in trading, sports, fashion, art, or music, come hang and experience it. Jam sessions, sneaker experts, the rare, the popular, and the obscure—it’ll all be there.
To purchase tickets today, or to reserve a table, visit http://www.BostonSneakerJam.com.
For vendor inquiries or general questions, please email us at info(at)bostonsneakerjam(dot)com.