It’s the time of the year once again where shoe enthusiast gather as Sole Slam, the country’s premier sneaker event hosts its 9th edition at the World Trade Center. Sneaker as the main focus of the occasion, beginners, collectors and veteran attendees got a glimpse of the wide array of sneakers being displayed.
. Some of them are also for sale ranging from affordable to not so sneaker friendly price. Aside from sneakers they also added Streetwear, Street Culture and Music to light up the festivities. Some special guests included adult stars Tera Patrick, Charmane Star and import model Ashley Vee. With the enormous crowd showing up during the one day event, we witnessed how the shoe culture grows year by year and take it as a positive note for future generations of Filipino sneaker fans.
What a nice way to end your weekend with Sole Slam 9, that has just concluded their most recent Sneaker Convention held at The World Trade Center Manila in Pasay City, and this is their 9th trade convention in just 5 years.
Powcast.net was able to witness this historic event as everyone who loves sneakers copped their own pairs. There were lots of kicks of different varieties from retros to original releases. Celebrities, music artists and models have gathered to show support to the scene where they have a lot in common, hence the term Sneakerheads.
Sneakerheads, doesn’t necessarily mean that they buy shoes just because they want one. Every sneakerhead or collectors base their interest on kicks depending on its story, origin, price and also who wore it and what happened during that era. It is not a cheap hobby, and I’m telling you, it will take alot of 13th month pays just to have one pair of the most expensive kicks like the Yeezys in particular. But what’s important for these sneakerheads or sneaker collectors is that there is this one event that recognizes how passionate they are in copping and rocking these kicks and beyond that, an event that lets every sneakerhead meet and share information, there’s no doubt that Sole Slam is the best event that supports local and foreign brands of kicks and showcases how passionate these sneakerheads are with their hobby, an event that makes the sneaker society grow and be known by the masses.
Sole Slam, the original sneaker event in the Philippines, has made its comeback this year. Despite the threat of the typhoon ‘Lando’, the Filipino sneaker-heads still flocked in the World Trade Center to catch up, trade, buy and sell sneakers. It is the biggest and best sneaker event up to date–making it the perfect place for the sneaker fanatics to show the heat from their closets. Everyone was dressed up for the event, all of them rocking their best kicks.
The event also featured a number of DJs and rappers who lighted up the venue, but the guest appearance of the legendary rapper Bun B who was a member of the duo UGK brought the house down. There are also vendors offering very good prices which are really tempting for sneaker addicts and streetwear enthusiast.
This event really showed that the sneakerhead community here in the Philippines is growing and nothing can stop the passion and love for the shoe game. This one-day event indeed united all the Filipino footwear folks and fanatics alike with one passion and one love for sneakers.
DJ Base scratching for the crowd at Sole Slam Manila
Sole Slam Manila united every sneaker head and different groups with the same interest
Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Ventilator “Neutral” spotted at Sole Slam Manila
Premiere vixens added heat in the event
Every sneaker head knows the Jumpman
The crowd at Sole Slam Manila 2015
A little remembrance from the Hip-Hop legend Bun B.