No Sneakerhead like dirty kicks , i guess thats why were seeing so many new cleaning products for sneakers . i came across this product at the Sneakercon in NYC this past weekend . I’m always skeptical when it comes to new cleaning products , But after the guy clean my playoff 12 there was no doubting it ! The box i bought came with 2 bottles of Cleaner & Conditioner , 1 bottle of Touch-Up , 1 bottle of water & Strain Repellent , and there brush . Check out the Pictures of the OG 13s i did with this product you will be amazed !!
Come through to any Exclucity location (downtown or west island) starting Wednesday Nov. 27th till Sunday Dec. 1st and register for a chance to win a $1000 shopping spree at the Grand Opening of Exclucity DIX30! The winner’s name will be drawn at 12PM on Dec 7th at the opening . You must be present at the Dix30 location for the drawing at 12 pm to claim your prize.
Toronto Raptors and Foot Locker Canada invite fans to Air Canada Centre on November 9 to support and celebrate the fast-growing sneaker collector community in Toronto. Shoe+TopiaTO is an event that will provide a unique marketplace for shoe collectors to showcase, buy, sell and trade their rare and highly sought-after pieces.
Fans who purchase tickets and vendors of this event also gain access to the Toronto Raptors game versus the Utah Jazz later that evening.
Other features of Shoe+TopiaTO include: Giveaways Apparel and artist vendor tables Toronto Raptors signed and game worn merchandise available for purchase with proceeds going to MLSE Foundation
Shoe+TopiaTO will also serve as a competition between Toronto’s elite sneaker collectors as each vendor will be entered into the Best Collection competition. The winning vendor table will be awarded a Foot Locker prize pack including a $1000 Foot Locker gift card, pair of shoes, signed Toronto Raptors jersey and four Baseline Prime tickets to a Raptors game.
Limited vendor tables are available for purchase. For pricing and availability please contact Jason Fata at email@example.com.
To purchase tickets to Shoe+TopiaTO please visit www.raptors.com/ticketpass and use the ShoeTopiaTO promotional code.
For updates, fans can also follow the event on Instagram (@ShoetopiaTO).
Here’s Part 2 of Sole Session video with Remi.
There are several thousand groups on Facebook aimed at assisting people in trading and buying kicks. I’m a member of several and often find myself answering many questions concerning trades. I won’t lie, I trade a lot of kicks, if anyone has ever followed my Instagram, they know my rotation of sneakers is constantly updating. In my opinion, it’s a great way to keep your collection fresh and exciting.
The following (in a three part series) is a few rules to sneaker trading:
1. The DS vs VNDS debate: I’m not a huge fan of trading a deadstock shoe for a VNDS, because let’s face it, the advantage usually lies in the hands of the DS owner. Most people prefer purchasing a DS shoe, making that shoe more marketable and appealing to a greater audience (plus nobody’s stinky feet have been in them). DS shoes are in a different tier to VNDS and worn shoes, simply for the fact they are pristine, and collectable. The resale options are more varied and thus, more transferable into cash. In my opinion, always try and SELL your DS shoes, and trade your VNDS ones.
2. Watch the ratings: Have you ever seen a shoe listed at 5/10 or 7/10? Why is every shoe posted online an 8.8/10 and above. It’s simple… nobody would even look at a 7/10 shoe. Everyone lies and says its 9/10 and above. My fav term is Pass as DS, which is almost like saying “almost a virgin”. It may look brand new, but I can assure you it isn’t. We need to establish a clear grading system. I will write an article on my potential shoe grading scale next week. The best thing to do when trading sneakers is ask for 8-9 pictures. I suggest, top of the toe box, heels, both sides, the box, overhead view, insole pic and Id tags, this ensure you have a good idea of what you are potentially receiving.
3. The 2 for 1 debate: Many people with real heat (Tier 0 and Tier 1) are often asked for 2 for 1 trades. Now the value may be there (Two GR Jordans for your Big Bang 9s), however I believe this is the biggest sin in the sneaker game. It is so much easier to find some shoes than others. The premium you need to assess the shoe is often not reflected in the price I would always assume a 20 – 30% increase in your shoe value if you decide to trade for multiple pairs. For example, trading your Space Jams (valued around 400) for a pair of Jordan 3 Fire red (230) and Jordan 8 Playoffs (230), is still not worth it (as I would bump the value of the space jams up to 480 – 500 in this event). The likelihood of coming across Space Jams is far more difficult than those two shoes, you should be compensated accordingly.
This will continue on Friday with Items 4 – 7.
(photo of MTL Sneaker Award trading market)
Pictures by A. Wilton
The 1st annual Montreal Sneaker Awards was a huge success with over 1400 posts on Instagram and over $750 raised for Dans la Rue. It was great to see the support that we got from our sponsors Sam Tabak , Andrew Prince Blades and of course we couldn’t have done it without the great people at Exclucity. We’d like to thank everyone that came out to En Cachette and supported, we look forward to seeing you at next years event.
As a brief recap of the evening, the 1st Montreal Sneaker Awards winners are :
Best Air Max 90
Winner : @mr_rockneverstock
Best Air Max 1
Winner : @thenewyen
Best Air Force One
Winner : @melissa_lr
Best Nike SB
Best Air Jordan
SneakerHead of the Year