Founded by sneakerhead Zaid Osman, Sneaker Exchange (SXC), officially the largest sneaker trading event in Africa, returns to the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town on 28 October and Newtown, Johannesburg on 4 November.
Since its humble beginnings in a coffee shop in Woodstock in 2013, its grown to a national event taking place in multiple cities where sneakerheads can buy, sell or trade footgear and associated apparel. This year features big-brand activations, food vendors, live sneaker activations and the London-based label The Concept Club, which produces an array of stylish football jerseys.
“There’s no denying that big-name and global brands will always hold a certain appeal, but it’s time South Africa rallies behind and supports local designers just as passionately,” adds co-director of SXC, Tebogo Mogola who joined forces with Zaid in 2015
SXC offers “the rare opportunity to see limited edition or exclusive sneaker designs first hand, but it also gives sneaker traders the opportunity to either trade in or sell their near-mint condition footwear to likeminded individuals. I created this event so that I could share my passion for sneakers with others and so we welcome anyone and everyone to Sneaker Exchange,” says Zaid.
Not only is SXC an authentic platform showcasing South African street culture, it’s also features a live music line-up that includes the likes of Cassper Nyvost, Youngsta CPT, Nadia Nakai and Frank Casino.
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