H-Town Sneaker Summit

Sexy lines, vibrant colors, dynamic designs — the footwear at the H-Town Sneaker Summit is about much more than providing a pad between your sole and the sidewalk. The intensity of the shoe love at this biannual event is almost enough to make an outsider feel a little shabby. But if you're one of the city's connoisseurs, who count among their ranks a number of professional athletes and musicians, you'll feel like a kid in a 35,000-square-foot store that sells expensive, limited edition candy. The buying, selling, trading and browsing goes down in a party atmosphere — there will be booze available from the bar for those of age, DJs providing music and a skate park and basketball court on site. It's Christmas in August for the sneaker scene. 3 to 8 p.m. The Meridian, 1503 Chartres. For information, visit www.htownsneakersummit.com. $10 to $60.

Sun., Aug. 2, 2 p.m., 2009

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Blake Whitaker
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