– Established in January of 2004 –
The Sneaker Summit is the world’s original sneaker community event, where sneaker enthusiasts from all walks of life gather to buy, sell, trade, display, browse and discuss rare and fashionable sneakers, clothing and accessories in a large party atmosphere.
From its humble beginnings in local Houston, TX sports bars, Sneaker Summit quickly grew to become the world’s largest community based sneaker event. After outgrowing nightclubs and concert halls in a only short number of years, the event began to make history. In January 2011, Sneaker Summit became the first ever sneaker and fashion event to be held in a professional sports arena, the Toyota Center, also known as the home of the Houston Rockets NBA franchise. The following year, in 2012, the event moved to the more spacious and historic NRG Park, also known as the former home of the Houston Oilers, Houston Astros, 1968 MLB All-Star Game, 1989 NBA All-Star Game, Super Bowl XXXVIII and LI, the current home of the Houston Texans NFL franchise. Most recently, in 2013, Sneaker Summit began hosting the All-Star Sneaker Summit during the most celebrated weekend in footwear — NBA All Star weekend. Shortly afterwards, Sneaker Summit was praised as “The biggest sneaker convention in the country” by FUSE TV as well as one of “50 Moments That Changed Sneaker Culture Forever” by COMPLEX Sneakers.
The latest Sneaker Summits have each held tens of thousands of attendees and exhibitors with countless others keeping a close eye on the event from afar. Attendees and participants have included special celebrity guests such as: Turntable legends DJ Clark Kent, Bobbito Garcia, Mannie Fresh, DJ Skee, and DJ Neil Armstrong; MTV2 Talent Levi Maestro, Marketing Veteran Dante Ross, Streetwear Entrepreneur Nick Diamond, Former Jordan Brand Designer and Pen Sole Design Academy Founder D’Wayne Edwards, Nike Design Director Marc Dolce, Athletes Hakeem Olajuwon and Arian Foster; Video Vixens Draya Michele and Brittany Dailey; Hip Hop Artists Curren$y, Pac Div, A$AP Rocky, Scarface, Chamillionaire, and Legend Bun B of UGK. Sneaker Summit also hosts exclusive brand showcases from today’s hottest brands: adidas Originals, Reebok Classics, Diamond Supply Co., Crooks & Castles, Crep Protect, Rastaclat, Stussy, Married To The Mob and many more.
Over the years, Sneaker Summit has attracted a large following of people who travel from all over the world to attend and exhibit. As the sneaker, apparel, and accessories market evolves, we continue to see a bigger crowd with every event, and we constantly strive to make each event better than the last.
Our main goal is to grow and build upon all aspects of the sneaker community while giving back to it.