There’s a speciality show for pretty much everything it would seem, and footwear is apparently no exception.
This Friday, the Midwest Sneaker Show will be held at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles from 5pm-10pm.
According to the show’s producers, sneaker collecting has become a pastime for buyers hoping to get their hands on limited edition Jordan, Yeezy and Air Force 1 sneakers. When Nike OG models like the Nike Dunk and the Nike SB are for sale, potential buyers are attracted by the unique design and the limited number of pairs available.
For some, purchasing collectible sneakers is a chance to own a rare item with a unique color scheme, whether accented with black, off-white, or neon. Many sneakers are associated with pop culture trends, celebrities, or movies. Unlike sneakers for everyday use, collectible sneakers are intended to be worn on special occasions or preserved for posterity.
Regular admission is $20. Early admission of $35 gets you in at 4pm. Tickets are available here or at the event. Parking is free.