By Maria Hunstig

The sneaker business is flourishing - and so are related trade shows and collecting platforms. On occasion of our brand new Sneaker Issue, we picked out the ten best events worldwide.

  • Sneaker Pimps (sneakerpimps.net)
    started in Sydney, Australia back in 2002, now touring the US from Washington to Honolulu

  • Dunkxchange (dunkxchange.com)
    one of the originals with US-based outposts from Philadelphia to San Francisco

  • Sneakerness (sneakerness.com)
    the European institution with editions in Zurich, Amsterdam, Paris, Cologne & Warsaw

  • Sneaker Con (sneakercon.com)
    quirky US show with outposts in Cleveland, Santa Clara & Chicago, among others

  • Crepe City (crepe-city.co.uk)
    from London with love

  • Soleslam (facebook.com/SoleslamManila)
    in Manila, doing sneaker trade the Filipino way

  • Sneakers Event (sneakersevent.com)
    after eight successful editions in Paris, the insider event is debuting in Amsterdam this spring

  • Sneaker Summit (facebook.com/sneakersummit)
    bringing community sneaker events to the States & Canada since 2004

  • SoleXChange (thesolexchange.com)
    a series of events kicking off in New Jersey

  • Solefest (solefest.com)
    touring various locations in Florida