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Sneaker Convention Tips for Success

Sneakerheads purchase tennis shoes on the annual, monthly, weekly, and even daily basis. Buying at your personal leisure is one thing, copping from a reseller looking to rob you blind is another. Here are a few tips to consider when buying from sneaker conventions.

photo via Vice Magazine

Bring a lawn chair

You may want to get your hands on a quick strike that struck and disappeared. More than likely, it’ll be in your best interest to camp out to better your chances of copping. 10 times out of 10, you won’t be the only one. 

photo via GQ Australia

Select wisely

Getting a shoe you want to wear and buy is the goal. Anxiety can build instantly when you bought a shoe that nobody is interested in immediately buying or trading with you.

Weigh out your options

Please don’t get easily impressed with the first reseller you are in contact with. For the most part, they are all the same. The biggest differentiating factor is customer service and willingness to negotiate.

photo via Sneaker Con

Look for accessories

Usually, it’s the attack of the clones with everybody wearing the same hype. Finding colorful socks or some unique shoe strings can separate your sneakers from the rest of the pack.


Writing is a craft that LaMon "Noy" Byrams developed at a young age, but never used it on a professional level. After interning at DTLR/VILLA, the company decided to acquire his literary talents to write compelling articles focused on their latest shoes and sneakers.

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