Preliminary assessments weren’t good in the hours after Superstorm Sandy roared through New York City. Basketball City, a brand new 70,000 square-foot facility with its 14 indoor basketball courts, suffered substantial flood damages. One pressing question during in the days to follow, will there be Sneaker Con NYC this month?
The answer was a resounding “Yes!” as workers repaired all the necessary elements over the last two weeks to have Sneaker Con NYC up and running this past Saturday. Though with a new location far less accessible and New Yorkers still reeling from the storm’s aftermath, the venue nonetheless broke the “1000 attendees” milestone in the first hours or so. In addition to just sneakers, the event also saw an appearance of New York Knicks‘ Iman Shumpert, courtesy of adidas Originals, as well as product previews of upcoming collections from New Era, Champion, and more… Of course, there were plenty of dealings too as sneakerheads cop themselves some early holiday gifts. A reminder, be on the lookout for Sneaker Con as it heads to Charlotte, NC on December 8th.
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