This past weekend (the 22 and 23 of April), the new concept of a sneaker convention Sneaker X__ started in the city of Cologne at Helios37. Like its name clarifies, Sneaker X__ means tons of sneakers putted together in collaboration with… let say with anything different than sneakers, in this case with Burger & Sweets, which together made the title Sneaker X Burger & Sweets.
The idea was pretty good, it made sense to put these two things together, because every Sneakerhead is probably used to a good meal after a successful saturday release-day. The full vibe remember me of that, and after walking around every table for a few times I got hungry for the speciality at Sneaker X__, which was the burger.
The convention was divided in two, three tents full with Sneakerbooths and a a big foodtrucks area in the middle, which had not only burgers but also steak, falafel, bread with cheese and sweets like ice cream, churros and coffee. The different tables in the tents were run by known faces from Snekerness and K’lektion and every important shoe of the last months was present. The prices were also really good, if you were asking in every booth you could easily find a good deal for your wanted shoe (a friend of mine bought the Silver Bullet Air Max 97 for 200 Euros, which is just 20 over retail). Aside of sneakers a lot of Supreme, vintage clothing and posters from Need More were being sold. Even retailers such as The Good Will Out (selling sneakers for cheap prices and presenting their new collection with Wemoto) and K’lekt (taking shoes for consignment) were there.
The highlights of day, besides of the great concept of the convention, were seeing people already wearing the dope Afew x Diadora V7000 “Highly Addictive” that got released that morning (on saturday the 22nd) and the visit of the famous Instagram streetwear “Gramps” (@jaadiee). I leaved empty handed, but just because I am looking forward to the NMD CS Gum Pack releasing this thursday (the 27th) and of course because we are entering another Yeezy release week (saturday the 29th).
Enjoy the gallery of Sneaker X__ below!