The second season of the much-anticipated Sneakers Expo which is slated for 22 October at a venue yet to be confirmed, is set to bring both fun to the revelers as well as give smiles to those who need sneakers while they can’t afford them.
The Expo which was launched last year with the goal of honouring footwear trends in Bulawayo, has called upon those who can help to donate their old pairs of sneakers, which will be washed and given to those in need in different communities.
“Do you have a pair(s) of sneakers you no longer need? Bring them to the Expo and we will donate to a charity. With each pair you donate you will be given a raffle ticket to stand a chance in winning a pair of brand-new sneakers,” said the organisers in a statement of social responsibility.
Mlamuli Moyo of Woodies Shack said this year’s event would be much bigger compared to last year as they seek to have many stalls to sell and showcase kicks.
“On this edition, we are roping in more sneaker stalls. We will also be featuring Bulawayo’s prominent apparel makers whose names will be announced in due course. We will also be adding the city’s DJ’s and artistes as part of the entertainment. Names also yet to be published.
“We are definitely expecting a bigger crowd. We have also invited Harare sneaker heads/plugs,” said Moyo.
Last year sneaker faithfuls interacted with collectors, suppliers, and designers of fancy footwear, and head honchos in the business who walked away with bragging rights as they showcased shoes that included Kanye West-owned Yeezy sneakers and Nike-Air-Jordan, a collaboration of the two footwear giants who rule the world.
Sneaker lovers were in for a designer kick galore as they traded, bought, and sold some of the sneakers they took to the event.