Thank You for Attending the 2016 KickBackz Sneaker Show!
We did it! We rocked the house on our December 3rd event in Rockville Centre, NY! Thank you again to all the vendors, attendees, media and sponsors who participated and made the event a success!
A Sneakerhead's Paradise
Come buy, sell and trade at the KickBackz Sneaker Show! Bring your top heat and meet with other sellers and buyers. Bring your whole collection or just the very best of your grails. When you’re here, you’re home.
Streetwear’s influence on sneaker culture is undeniable. Showcase your streetwear clothing brand to a crowd of hundreds.
Live Musical Performances.
Hip-hop and sneaker culture go way back to the ’80s ever since Run DMC made their hit song “My Adidas”. We’ve provided a platform for local independent music artists of all ages to hit the stage and perform in front of a lively crowd.
Artwork by Talented Artists.
We welcome local talented artists from the community to display their best pieces — and even sell a few — at our event.
& So Much More.
Giveaways. Raffles. Sneaker contests. Cash out booths. Sneaker auctions starting $1. Check out what else we offered at our event.
The KickBackz Sneaker Show is an exciting sneaker convention where sneakerheads, hypebeasts and lifestyle apparel enthusiasts can safely buy, sell and trade sneakers, clothing, and accessories. Come and celebrate the sneaker culture with your family and friends in a welcoming place! Check out heat for sale by vendors and amazing customs on display. Stay for the talented local artwork on display and live music performances. Open to all ages.
Our event brings sneakers collectors, resellers, customizers, streetwear brands, local musicians and talented artists under one roof! You can expect to see:
- Rare and exclusive sneakers on display and for purchase
- Hourly heat raffles and free giveaways (Everyone’s a winner!)
- Auctions starting at $1
- Cash out booth
- Hot new streetwear clothing brands on sale
- Restoration tables where we bring your shoes “back from the dead”
- Amazing custom work by top customizer
- Sneaker inspired artwork by talented artists
- Music by a live DJ spinning the latest & greatest hits
- Live performances from Long Island & NYC’s next up musicians
- Lovely KickBackz models playing shoe trivia with attendees
- Shoe donations to support homeless children & teens
Giveaway & Raffles Galore!
- $100 Cash Prize to Best Vendor Table Display
- $100 Cash Prize to Best Sneaker Outfit
- VIP Only Raffle for Holy Grail Admission Ticket Holders
- Air Jordan Sneaker Raffles
- Plus more!
What A Time To Be Alive
The shoe game sure has changed. It has evolved and we’ve grown with it. Gone are the days of the unmatched dominance of the Nike Air Force 1 or the pre-hipster supremacy of SB Dunk’s. The idea for our sneaker showcase has been in the making a long time. Our goal is to bring together the entire sneaker culture under one roof in a safe and welcoming space. To do that, we’ve decided to take our talents to New York. The beautiful thing about our culture is how everyone can be a part of it. As a popular online store, we’ve had the pleasure of serving shoes to mothers from Minnesota, kids from Korea, and dads from Denmark. Sneaker collecting has grown into a worldwide phenomenon and we’re proud to be a part of it. We have the global outreach. Now we want to bring it back home.
Created With You In Mind
The KickBackz Sneaker Show was created for sneakerheads, by sneakerheads. Every part of our event was made in mind to the very people who have made this all possible. You are the center of the culture and we thank you for it. However, our sneaker convention isn’t only for your typical sneakerhead. It was created in mind to also bring together all the people who are part of our special subculture. These many groups all helped shape and create what the shoe universe is today. Our event shows them all love.
The first major group we recognize is the rising fashion brands and clothing designers. These are fresh, local, and homegrown brands that often cannot be found anywhere else other than their own website and a handful of mom and pop shops. These independent lines set the trends the major brands copy from. These are the next Crooks and Castles, Diamond Supply, and Supreme. Our showcase would be crazy not to include these local fashion brands that have helped push forward creativity in the tristate. After all, what would sneakers be without the dope tee or joggers to rock them with?
It’s safe to say that hip-hop and shoes go way, way back. Since the 1980s, rappers and singer have used lyrics and dance as a way to express themselves and their footwear. Countless musicians have show their love for a fresh pair of sneakers. This year, we’ve teamed up with The Earwaxx Sessions. The Earwaxx Sessions is a premier creative expo platform in Amityville, NY on Long Island. Independent artists of all genres in any of the creative fields can express and promote themselves. They’ve had hundreds of new artists hit their stage every week. Popular ones include 2016 XXL Freshman Dave East and 2 Milly, the songwriters of the viral hit, Milly Rock. The KickBackz Sneaker Show will feature several live performances supporting local artists from the community who are as passionate about kicks as we are.
Art has always been a part of the sneaker game. We want our footwear to feel comfortable. But it is the look that makes us want them in the first place. Customizing and painting one’s sneakers has become a way of to express one’s self. It has roots that stretch back to the creation of graffiti artwork in major cities. The paintings, sketches, drawings, and graphic design work these artists make are meaningful to us. That creativity is why we are making sure we support local artists who take part in the culture.