Last Sunday, sneakerheads gather for a party and celebrated the third anniversary of the Pinoy Sneakerheads Community (PSC) at the Decagon in Pasig City. It's a type of gathering where local sneakerheads locked their eyes first on what shoes are you wearing before even looking at your face.
Hard to find, expensive, and drop-dead gorgeous shoes were naturally everywhere as the group, which has 44K+ members on its Facebook page, met up for a hell of a night of fun and music whilst strengthening ties among some of the coolest shoe collectors in the Philippines.
“A renewal of faith in sneaker collection," said Conrado ‘GK’ Sta. Ana Gicanal in describing the event.
"We are pleased that despite this being Easter Sunday, the event still drew a good crowd and we look forward to new members in the future," said admin officer Jeff Jimenez.
Pinoy Sneakerheads Community also took advantage of the event to streamline its membership in a bid to protect members from scams/scammers, fraud/fraudulent buyers. Members of the group were encouraged to sign up for a membership fee of P600 + P100 for the ID which would be used in tagging photos of their shoes posted online for sale or trade, thus weeding out scammers.
The ID is valid for a year and renewable at the next reunion the following year. The ID also entitles the members to discount promos from select establishments such as Gerry's Grill and Wendy's.
"Optimistic naman kami (admins) that it will work. We just want to legitimize the process (of selling) and eliminate fake accounts and it makes our job easier," added Jimenez.
Among the notable pairs seen was the ‘Back to the Future’-inspired Nike Air Mag that are selling for as much as US$7K+ online. There were also Air Jordan XI, dubbed as the most popular Jordans ever. There were also Air Maxes, Nike SBs, Lebrons, Kobes, and rare skate shoes.
The event was highlighted by raffles of shoes and accessories and performances from Fancy Notes, Meg Fernandez and Asia’s Got Talent contestant Climax.
Remastered Jordan IV ‘Columbia,’ the Nike Air Mag replica, and Nike Roshe One were given to lucky members via raffle.
"Nag-standout talaga yung bond between the members and that's important for all of us and the raffle is our way of rewarding our members," said admin officer Mimi Dela Fuente.
Next up for Pinoy Sneakerheads Community are sneaker conventions where GRs, QS and limited edition shoes would be made available for sale to its members.
Source [ Spin PH ]