MANILA - Another huge sneaker convention is returning to Manila for it's 5th consecutive year. Which means it's that time of the year again where you break your piggy banks and save those payday cheques (That's if you're into sneakers or streetwear fashion, of course.)
The Manila Sneaker Expo is perhaps, if not, the biggest sneaker event in The Philippines. Many resellers, shops, and collectors gather together at this event showcasing their exclusive collections and "deadstock" (Sold out, meaning hard to find) and sample pairs up for sale. You don't need to be a sneakerhead or into fashion if you want to go, as there will also be various exhibits of sneaker art and looking at the unique designs of each sneaker, limited or not, is already appealing to the eye.
Manila Sneaker Expo 2 (2014) Photo Courtesy of shoephoric.com
The event isn't just about kicks, but also streetwear fashion with many products ranging from jackets to pants. Popular brands such as Supreme and BAPE are among the brands that MSE has to offer.
Photo courtesy of shoephoric.com
The infamous "Sneaker Arcade" machine will also be present, which is a keymaster machine loaded with different sneakers from different brands as the prize for those who will be lucky and accurate enough to score.
The machine that emptied the wallets of those who tried their hand. Photo courtesy of shoephoric.com
Like last year's event, there will be a pair of Adidas Yeezy Boost V2's raffled, the only difference being it will be the "Zebra" colorway up for grabs instead of the "Beluga" colorway from last year. The winner get's to keep the pair of his/her size for free. Anyone can join the raffle as long as they have purchased tickets to the event. The stub will come with the ticket and you can drop it at the admission table before entering the event hall.
The Adidas Yeezy Boost V2 "Zebra" This will be raffled off at the end of the event.
There will also be a sneaker auction. Various sneakers in different sizes from Jordan Brand, Adidas, and Nike will be up for grabs in an ascending-open auction style. Last year's auction included pairs like the Adidas Triple Black Ultraboost and Jordan 1 "Banned".
And of course, the event wouldn't be complete without a special guest. Last year featured sneaker personality and performance tester Chris Chase a.k.a. Nightwing2303 of weartesters.com. This year will feature musician/actor/sneaker personality Jacques Slade a.k.a. Kustoo, who is well known for his videos and reviews of early releases, sample pairs, Player Exclusives (PE's) and limited edition sneakers.
The Manila Sneaker Expo 5 will be held at the SMX Convention Center Aura in The Fort BGC, Taguig on August 20, 2017 from 1 PM until 8 PM . Tickets can be bought at an early bird fee of 200 pesos until Friday, August 11, 2017. Afterwards, admission rate will be at the regular price of 250 pesos. Tickets are now available at www.smtickets.com .