Sole Camp

July 6, 2012

Sneaker Con NYC June 2012 Recap

Filed under: Miscellaneous,Video — Tags: , , , , — Jake @ 8:55 pm

After a bit of a delay, here is a video recap of a huge event that happened just a week ago, Sneaker Con NYC. Shouts to all of our friends and fellow sneakerheads that we saw at the event. And most of all, thanks to Alan and the rest of the Sneaker Con staff for making the event happen and letting us cover it for you all. Also, make sure to stay tuned, as there will also be a Sneaker Con Pre-Party video coming soon. See you next time, and enjoy the video!

June 29, 2012

Event Reminder: Sneaker Con NYC and Pre-Event at adidas Originals Soho

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Tags: , , , , , , — Dylan @ 11:38 am
Sneaker Con NYC

Sneaker Con NYC

After a half-year absence, Sneaker Con arrives back in its original destination, New York City, for another go-round! Sneaker Con, “the premiere event for sneaker connoisseurs to buy, sell, and trade some of the most sought after footwear on the market,” will feature 100 vendors and host thousands of attendees tomorrow at its new venue, Baruch College, from 12-7 PM. Even though this venue is bigger (10,000 square feet) than the last one, I suggest you plan on getting there early. Whether you are looking for a specific pair or just trying to get some good deals, come out to Sneaker Con tomorrow! Jake and I will be in the building filming for Sole Camp and just chilling around, so if you see us, make sure to say hello as well!

In addition, the Sneaker Con staff is hosting a Pre-Event tonight from 7-10 PM at the adidas Originals store on Wooster St in Soho. DJ Clark Kent, of both music and sneaker fame, will be on the boards playing the latest hits and hip-hop classics. And if you happen to buy something at adidas Originals today, you can get into Sneaker Con for free tomorrow! If that thing is $50 or more, you will also receive the official adidas Originals Sneaker Con t-shirt. Jake can’t make it out tonight, but I think I will be there, so if you have no plans for the night, come out to that too!

Below are the addresses and other details for both Sneaker Con tomorrow and the Pre-Event tonight. See you there! (more…)

June 11, 2012

Post-Hiatus Update – 6/11/12

Before Dylan and I left for our three-week trip to Israel, I sent out a preview of things to come in the time while we were away. Alas, I had no idea of exactly how crazy of a period this past three weeks was going to be. The answer: very, very crazy. Check out a few of the headlines I missed in my preview below.

Nike LeBron 9 “MVP”

Nike LeBron 9 "MVP"

Nike LeBron 9 "MVP"

After the first half of this year’s NBA season, there was no question that LeBron James was putting up historic numbers for his Miami Heat squad. The second half of the season showed a little dip in his production, but nonetheless, in mid-May, LeBron was named Most Valuable Player of the 2011-2012 season. To celebrate the occasion, Nike created an “MVP” version of the LeBron 9. The sneaker has an upper covered in white, but also taken up by a red-and-black fade pattern. Yellow accents appear on the logos and outsole. More pizzaz comes through with red and yellow speckles on a white midsole. Last, but certainly not least, LeBron’s signature on the back of the LeBron 9 is replaced with a yellow “MVP” badge. No word yet on a release date, but keep your Eastern Conference Finals Game 6 demon eyes peeled. (Picture via Nike Inc.)

Nike Zoom Kobe VII “What the Kobe”

Nike Zoom Kobe VII "What the Kobe"

Nike Zoom Kobe VII "What the Kobe"

Nike SB dropped the “What the Dunk” Dunk Low in October 2007. Since then, there have been custom “What the Dunk” Dunk Highs and even a “What the Jordan” Air Jordan 1, but I am pretty sure Nike was the first to come up with a “What the Kobe” concept. The result? Look right above. Can’t miss it. This obscene version of the Zoom Kobe VII takes radiant colors and animal prints found on previous Kobe colorways and meshes them all together into one pair of sneakers. Wild, right? No release date is known on this super-eccentric Kobe VII, but stay tuned for one hopefully in the near future. (Picture via Sneaker Freaker)

Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Fall/Winter 2012 Preview

adidas Originals JS Bear for Fall/Winter 2012

adidas Originals JS Bear for Fall/Winter 2012

Soon enough, six months will have passed since the first drop from Jeremy Scott’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection, and you know what that means: more zany-to-infinity Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals sneakers to feast your eyes on. Sneaker Freaker has a preview of the first set of clothing and sneakers being released, which includes the psychedelic JS Bear pictured above. The first set of three sneakers, along with the matching clothing, is set to drop on or around Sunday, August 12.

Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Gym Green”

Nike Air Foamposite Pro "Gym Green"

Nike Air Foamposite Pro "Gym Green"

Foamposite mania hits again. The “Gym Green” Foamposite Pro above is dressed in an iridescent green that is lighter, but still similar to the “Dark Pine” Foamposite Pro’s upper from last year. Gym Green accents can be found on the lateral swoosh and outsole swoosh. A translucent outsole makes sure that this Foamposite is a winner for the Olympic season. Pick up your pair on Saturday, June 30. (Picture via Private Stock)

Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 999 Release Date Change

Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 999 "Steel Blue"

Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 999 "Steel Blue"

For the most part, these past three weeks have been quiet for news on upcoming Ronnie Fieg sneaker releases. No previews of future Asics collaborations have surfaced, but one tidbit of information on his latest New Balance project came out. The release of the “Steel Blue” New Balance 999, initially slated for Fieg’s birthday of June 15, has been moved to an undisclosed date. The information should not be too far away, but perhaps you will have to wait a little longer than you thought. For now, enjoy a gallery of pictures of the “Steel Blue” 999 courtesy of Sneaker News.

Nike Sportswear “Safari” Pack

Nike Sportswear "Safari" Pack – Air Safari & Air Trainer 1

Nike Sportswear "Safari" Pack – Air Safari & Air Trainer 1

Twenty-five years ago, Nike went a little over the aesthetic edge with the Nike Air Safari – a sneaker built like a classic Nike runner, but with a loud pop thanks to the Safari print. Now, Nike will pay tribute to the Air Safari with a two-sneaker pack. First, the Air Safari will re-release in its original form. In addition, the Air Trainer 1 will get dressed up in the original Air Safari colorway for the occasion. Look for both to drop at select Nike Sportswear retailers on Saturday, June 30. (Picture via Nice Kicks)

Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 Supreme “Galaxy” Blake Griffin PE Release Date

Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 Supreme "Galaxy" Blake Griffin PE

Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 Supreme "Galaxy" Blake Griffin PE

Ever since the NBA 2012 All-Star Game, many people have been curious about the release status of this player exclusive Hyperdunk 2011 Supreme. Fortunately for those people, this “Galaxy” Blake Griffin PE Hyperdunk finally has a release date. Look for the sneaker to drop in limited amounts at select Nike Basketball retailers on Saturday, June 23. For now, if you have the dough, you can go to eBay to get yourself a pair now.

Released: Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski “Vino Rosso”

Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski "Vino Rosso"

Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski "Vino Rosso"

Over the three weeks of our hiatus, there were a few notable drops, including this blast-from-the-past Nike SB quickstrike. For months on end, the “Vino Rosso” Janoski seemed like one of those shoes that had pairs floating around, but would never see a wide-scale release. That is, until this past Saturday, June 9. The “Vino Rosso” Janoski dropped at Nike SB locations across the nation as a regular quickstrike. If you put in effort, you should still be able to find a pair for retail or just a little above. (Picture via Black Sheep)

Released: Air Jordan 1 Retro KO Hi “Bred” & “Black Toe”

Air Jordan 1 Retro KO Hi "Bred" & "Black Toe"

Air Jordan 1 Retro KO Hi "Bred" & "Black Toe"

Talk about a blast from the past! Two Saturdays ago, June 2, marked the completely unexpected return of a gem for Jordan connoisseurs – the “Bred” Air Jordan 1 KO. This colorway of the Air Jordan 1 KO hasn’t seen store shelves since…well, the original drop! Along with the “Bred” colorup, Jordan Brand also dropped a reiteration of the classic “Black Toe” Jordan 1, but in KO form. The “Bred” version is pretty much gone, but you should still be able to find the “Black Toe” KOs around. (Picture via Extra Butter)

Released: Nike Air Yeezy 2 Black/Solar Red & Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum

Nike Air Yeezy 2 Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum

Nike Air Yeezy 2 Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum

Didn’t I tell you this might be coming? Well, I hoped it wouldn’t, just so I could be in the States to witness what could have been the craziest sneaker drop ever. Turns out the release was a day before I got back – Saturday, June 9. And yes, it was one of the most insane drops the sneakerhead community has ever seen. For one, there was a regional split for each colorway; stores in the West received the Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum version, stores in the East received the Black/Solar Red version, and select shops in Chicago and New York City received both. After February’s “Galaxy” Foamposite release hoopla, most stores learned their lesson, and held huge raffles instead of allowing lines to form. This was the first time raffles became so commonplace among sneaker shops. Thousands upon thousands of people across the nation put their names down for a chance at Yeezy 2s, with only a small percentage actually getting a chance to purchase pairs. Even the few House of Hoops locations that received Yeezy 2s held online raffles. Nike-owned stores stuck to the RSVP method, which, while efficient, upset a lot of people who believed that they responded quick enough to their respective store’s tweet. NikeStore even opted to release the sneaker online at a random date and time. And worst of all, while the sneaker retailed for $245, it is being sold on eBay at prices in the $2000 to $4000 range. If you won a raffle and were able to pick up a pair, congratulations. Otherwise, you might want to wait for the market price of the sneaker in either colorway to drop. (Picture via Nike Inc.)

Sneaker Con NYC June 2012

Sneaker Con NYC June 2012

Sneaker Con NYC June 2012

Did you miss out on any of the sneakers that dropped in the past three weeks, and don’t feel like buying them online? In a matter of weeks, you’ll have a great opportunity to see all sorts of sneakers in person at New York City’s first Sneaker Con in 2012. This time around, the event looks to be bigger than ever, thanks to the new 10,000 square-foot venue, Baruch College. Nearly 100 vendors will be at the event, catering to an expected thousands of event-goers. If there are any sneakers that you are looking to buy, sell, or trade, Sneaker Con is the place to be when it all goes down on Saturday, June 30 in New York City.

December 12, 2011

Sneaker Con NYC December 2011 Recap

Filed under: Miscellaneous,Video — Tags: , , , , — Jake @ 5:31 pm

Here is a quick-jolt recap of the December 2011 Sneaker Con that just happened in New York City. Shouts to Jonah L. (midgetmaster234), Justin Z. (TheShoeGame31), Max S., Greg R., Matt, James S., Tyler D., Kurt T., the Extra Butter crew, Flack from adidas Originals, the guys from 8&9, Premium Pete, DJ Clark Kent, All Day, and all of those who showed us love! And a MAJOR shoutout goes to Alan and Yu-Ming for once again putting on a great Sneaker Con! Enjoy the video!

December 9, 2011

Event Reminder: Sneaker Con NYC December 2011

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Tags: , , — Dylan @ 7:48 pm

Sneaker Con NYC December 2011

As you all might have noticed, Jake and I have not been as up-to-date with our posts on Sole Camp this past week as we have in the past. We have been swamped with schoolwork, and hope to report to you all on a more frequent basis as December comes to a close. For now…

…Sneaker Con strikes NYC once again, after a 6-month hiatus, tomorrow! The event will be at 151 Sullivan Street in New York City’s Soho area, from 12-7 PM, and entry into the event will cost $12. Bring some kicks to sell/trade, a lot of cash to buy cool sneakers that vendors have on sale, and a piece of heat on your feet! By the way, if that heat is an adidas sneaker, and you go over to the adidas Originals booth at the event tomorrow, you will be entered to win a pair of Sennheiser x adidas Originals headphones. As always, Jake and I will be at Sneaker Con, covering the event with pictures and video, looking out for some good deals and sneakers we’ve wanted as of late, and I’ll even have some shoes to get rid of with me. In fact, if anyone wants to buy or trade for the following, contact me at @MusicIsGood4U on Twitter and we can figure out a deal beforehand:

Copper Foamposite One – Size 11 – Very Near Deadstock condition – I’m looking for $240

Blue Knicks Spizike – Size 11 – Deadstock condition – I’m looking to trade for a size 10 or 10.5 pair.

Anyways, I hope to see a big turnout at the event tomorrow! And if you see Jake and I, don’t hesitate to say hello!

November 23, 2011

Sneaker Con NYC – Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Tags: , , — Dylan @ 9:29 pm

Sneaker Con NYC December 2011

In almost two weeks, Sneaker Con, the “premier event for sneaker connoisseurs,” will hit New York City for the last time this year. The popular sneaker tradeshow has certainly made its way around, as it has stopped previously in NYC, Washington DC and Miami, and soon enough it will also hit Atlanta and Los Angeles! Sneaker Con will take place at 151 Sullivan Street in Soho (like it has for its past three NY appearances) on Saturday, December 10th, from 12 PM to 7 PM. Admission for the event will be $12. Jake and I attended Sneaker Con both times it stopped in NYC this year, and we had a great time and were able to sell some kicks each time, so I suggest that you get your money ready for this wonderful event! In the meanwhile, check out the cool poster for the event above that features a King Kong-sized gorilla in arguably the hottest release of the Holiday 2011 season, the “Concord” Air Jordan XI, and a damsel wearing, ironically enough, the upcoming JS Gorilla. Stay tuned to Sole Camp for any further details on the event.

June 19, 2011

Sneaker Con NYC June 2011 Recap

Filed under: Video — Tags: , , , — Jake @ 9:04 am

As you all should know, Sneaker Con came through New York City once again yesterday. Like any other sneaker event, this one had heat all around, with some cool shoes both on people’s feet and on booth tables. People brought out really exclusive shoes, cool customs, and even shoes that have not released yet! If you want to see what I am talking about (along with a special guest at the end), watch the video.

June 13, 2011

Event Reminder: Sneaker Con NYC – Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Tags: , , , , , , — Dylan @ 4:41 pm

The day is almost here. Sneaker Con will return to NYC at 151 Sullivan St, in Soho, in five days. After successful events in New York (try a two-block line!) in Washington D.C. earlier this year, Sneaker Con is bound to be big this time around. Once again, adidas Originals will sponsor the event and display some hot future releases there. In addition, the latest and greatest in kicks will be at the event for sale/trade. So get your money together, your kicks for sale in order, and your plans set, as Sneaker Con NYC is approaching. Hope to see all of you at the event! P.S.: As the flyer below says, “Don’t forget. Rock heat!” (more…)

May 22, 2011

Sneaker Con NYC – Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Tags: , , , , , — Dylan @ 9:13 pm
It's back already!

It's back already!

After a successful event back in March, Sneaker Con is returning to New York City this June! At the last Sneaker Con, Jake and I saw the hottest of kicks for sale/trade, and on feet! We hung out with some really cool sneakerheads there too. So start getting your money and kicks to trade/sell together, as the event is less than a month away! According to the Sneaker Con Facebook page, this is going to be the last Sneaker Con in New York for a while, so I hope to see you all there at 151 Sullivan Street in Soho on June 18th! (Picture via Sneaker Con)

March 20, 2011

Sneaker Con NYC March 2011 Recap

Filed under: Just Another Day,Video — Tags: , , , , — Jake @ 10:21 pm

My, did quite the event go on yesterday! Tons of sneakerheads lined up yesterday for Sneaker Con, one of, if not the premier sneaker event of New York City. Dylan and I were surely included there. People were there buying, selling, and trading kicks of all kinds. And as it always is for events like there, everyone was wearing straight heat on their feet! Definitely quite the event for any sneakerhead!

As for mine and Dylan’s personal experience, the day was an overall blast. Dylan sold some stuff that he’s been looking to sell and bought a cool tee. Unfortunately, I could not find the one pair of sneakers that I was looking for in my size (Unkles, that is. If anyone has a size 11.5 pair for sale, hit me up!). But that certainly did not stop the day from being fun as hell. Almost everyone that we know from the sneaker community was there. People who you might not know of just yet, like midgetmaster234, jjjumpman23, and theshoegame31, to celebrities in the sneaker game, like SneakGeekz, Premium Pete, and DJ Clark Kent. You name it! Even people we know from outside of the sneaker community came out to Sneaker Con. That’s how crazy the event was! With that said, we have some shoutouts to make!

The ISS NYC Crew (Kevin, Eddie, Mike (Type X), Mike Victoriano), Tommy)

The Schechter Crew (Ben, Josh, Omer, Eliron, Aviv, Breggy)

DJ Clark Kent

Ronnie Fieg

Yu Ming-Wu

Justin (aka theshoegame31)

Jason (aka njnetsfuckinrule on YouTube and Krazikid76 on Twitter) [and crew]

With those made, all that’s left to say is to check out the video above, recapping the whole thing! In addition, hit the jump below to check out some pictures from the event and go to our Facebook page for a ton more pictures! (more…)

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