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Australia's Largest Sneaker Convention Is Bringing Its Rare Kicks to Sydney This Summer

When Sneakerland hits town expect live sneaker auctions, a sneaker museum, huge prizes, basketball comps and DJs.
By Andrew Zuccala and Ben Hansen
June 22, 2023
By Andrew Zuccala and Ben Hansen
June 22, 2023

Sydney sneakerheads, get ready to geek out over some of the rarest sneakers, streetwear pieces and apparel on the market — because Australia's largest sneaker convention, Sneakerland, is coming to town.

The event creates a huge space for all collectors, resellers, content creators and anyone who just loves sneakers, to get together with likeminded kicks freaks to buy, sell, trade and just breathe in the heady fragrance of all that leather, Nubuck and canvas.

On Saturday, December 2, Carriageworks will be filled with thousands of sneakers from over 50 different vendors and brands. Across the past two events in Melbourne and Perth, more than 13,000 footwear enthusiasts have congregated with more than $1.2 million of wares being traded on the convention floor.

Australia's largest sneaker convention, Sneakerland

A horde of hardcore sneaker lovers will be at Sneakerland Sydney and, if you count yourself among them, come ready to fight over ultra exclusive shoes and apparel. But this event isn't only for cashed-up collectors. First off, there are stacks of more affordable sneakers available from both local and international sellers. And, the sneaker museum will be a huge drawcard no matter your budget.

Sneakerland will also feature a heap of entertainment, setting the vibe as you peruse — and maybe purchase — all that footwear.

As well as live sneaker auctions, a sneaker verification station and sneaker cleaning services, attendees will be able to get around basketball comps, try to win their share in $35,000 worth of prizes, hit up the tattoo station, nab a free haircut, fuel up at the food trucks, go head-to-head at the gaming station, and listen to DJs and a live podcast recording.

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While general tickets cost $30, if you nab a VIP ticket for $100 you're in for some extra swag. You'll score early access to the event, food and drinks, and a private lounge to relax in. There'll also be special live auctions featuring the most sought-after items — so if you're looking to beat all others on the trading floor, this is for you.

Sneakerland Sydney takes place on Saturday, December 2 at Carriageworks. For more information, head to the event's website. Early bird tickets are on sale on Friday, June 30 via Ticketmaster.

Published on June 22, 2023 by Andrew Zuccala
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