H-Town Sneaker Summit

As any proper sneaker fanatic will tell you, the H-Town Sneaker Summit is the very best place to buy, sell, trade, browse or just gawk over thousands and thousands of sneakers. From vintage and collectibles to the biggest and best new releases, this community event really is the next best thing to swipin’ those Jordans out of Sir Michael’s own hands. The one-day Summit has been a hit since its inception back in 2004, and in the ten years since, it has only grown in size and esteem. After a number of groundbreaking sneaker firsts — it was the first such event to be held in a professional sports arena — Complex magazine named it one of the 50 greatest moments to change sneaker culture. Those are some big accolades coming from the fashion footwear conglomerate, but the event is well-deserving of the honor. After all, the sneaker market will attract about 5,000 people this year, thanks to all those awesome kicks. Even the celebrity guests can’t pass up a good pair of limited-edition Adidas. A number of big-name hip-hop stars are slated to appear, and with the market boasting so many rare sneaker finds, we doubt there’s any place Pusha T or Curren$y would rather be. Even G’s gotta keep those sneakers clean, and the best way to do it is at H-Town’s Sneaker Summit.

3 to 8 p.m. NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center), One Reliant Park. For information, call 832‑667‑1400 or visit sneakersummit.com. $20 to $30.
Sun., July 27, 3-8 p.m., 2014

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