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Sneaker Exchange Cape Town

Sneakerheads are invited to barter, and enjoy live performances from Cassper Nyovest, Youngsta CPT and more...

The Sneaker Exchange (SXC) is back in the Mother City, taking place on Saturday, 28 October 2017, at the Castle of Good Hope. This is one of Africa’s largest takkie trading events where you can expect to buy – and possibly sell – sneakers. We know for sure that there are some pretty great offers on the table at this event.

Since SXC’s inaugural event in 2013, the brand has gone from strength to strength. Co-directors Zaid Osman (who’s also the founder of the movement) and Tebogo Mogola have even been commissioned to host sneaker exhibits and to promote a culture that is sometimes misunderstood, in other parts of Africa.

SXC spans fours years and welcomes almost 3,000 attendees per event in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The showcase is not only reserved for those who own a collection of Jordans or Adidas to sport their kicks, it serves as a platform for various sneaker traders to either sell, buy or barter their recently produced footwear to individuals who share the love for kicks. “The whole premise of the event is that it’s about sharing the love of a culture few people know about or understand,” says SXC founder, Zaid Osman, “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.”

HOW TO BUY, SELL AND TRADE AT THE SNEAKER EXCHANGE CAPE TOWN

BUY: Attendees will be able to purchase sneakers from vendors and other people attending SXC who are all proud members of the sneaker community. Look forward to shopping some brand-new or very nearly new kicks, as well as awesome apparel by big local and international brands.

SELL: There’s also a chance to sell your sneakers. You’d need to have your sneakers with you at all times during the event, or you could opt to hire a vendor table from which you can sell sneakers or clothing. It’s a great way for you to score a lot more from the Sneaker Exchange!

TRADE: Basically a concept of ‘I’ll take yours, you’ll take mine’, the event encourages you to barter with other sneaker lovers. You never know who might like your kicks more than you do right now, unless you compare notes at the Sneaker Exchange.

Now we all know a sneaker exchange ain’t a sneaker exchange without some of the coolest people on the South African hip hop scene making an appearance. Check out the fresh line-up below and make sure you don’t miss out.

THE LINE-UP AT THE CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE SNEAKER EXCHANGE

  • Cassper Nyovest

  • Nadia Nakai

  • Youngsta CPT

  • Frank Casino

  • J Molley

  • DJ Capital

  • JJ Fresh

  • Lord Veezus

TICKETS FOR THE 2017 SNEAKER EXCHANGE CAPE TOWN AT THE CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE

Tickets to the Sneaker Exchange are available via Computicket.com at R80/p. Doors open at 11am so make sure you get there first.  And don’t forget to slap on your favourite pair to look the part, of course! For more information, email [email protected]

Interested in other events this October? Check out Cross Culture and the Cape Town International Kite Festival happening on the same day as the Sneaker Exchange.

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