Updated: May 23, 2019
What’s good with my Sneakerhead fam? I hope all is well and everyone’s collection of kicks is still growing. The releases have been coming non-stop, so no one has an excuse to not be on top of your “cop” game.
There has been a lot going on in the world of Sneakerheads as of late. Customizers have been growing in size, more fakes surfacing, sneaker anniversary drops and sneaker events. With that being said…..Dunk XChange was in Sacramento this past weekend. This was the third time that DXC (Dunk XChange) brought their event to Sacramento, California. The two previous times that DXC came to Sacramento, the event was held at the Sleep Train Amphitheater on Saturdays. This time around the DXC event was held at Double Tree Hotel on a Sunday afternoon.
The very first DXC event was really fun and a lot of big name vendors came out. The Sneakerheads brought out the heat and there was even a BBQ after the event before the Kings game. So when DXC came back for a second visit you could expect the same right? Wrong! Not a lot of exciting vendors came out, prices were rape (sky high), no variety of kicks at tables and even kicks on feet were sub par. The second DXC event was discouraging in a lot of ways. So no one seemed to be excited when word got out about a third DXC event, because the second event left a bad taste in the mouth of Sneakerheads. Then to top it off, the event was moved to a much smaller venue (Double Tree,) so no major promotion and a smaller venue….why even go?
Surprisingly, this third DXC event might have been one of the best ones yet. Things seemed to be a lot more organized this time around. There were a lot of nice vendors out with reasonable prices. DXC brought Stussy with them. Sneakerheads brought the heat out and the location was wonderful. The area was spacious enough for everyone to move around without feeling smothered. With it being in an actual room instead of a hall/corridor, it made for a more intimate, friendly environment. Whoever decided to change locations, thumbs up to you. I was skeptical at first, but after seeing how everything flowed, I’m glad it happened.
There were all kinds of kicks out….you had Asics, Reeboks, Jordans, Nike ( Maxs, Foams, Dunks, Flights, Mags and more) Adidas, New Balance, , Saucony and a few customs as well. These were not all average, general releases either. Real heat was pulled out that day, I saw Wu-Tang SB dunks, Nike Air Mags, Asics “Splash City”, BAPE x Adidas, OG Jordan 1s, New Balance “C-Note” and a lot more. The clothing provided by Stussy for purchase was nice as well. A variety of styles and colors to choose from to accompany all of the dope footwear available at the event. The DJ was on point for pretty much the entire day without any issues. There were a few giveaways and of course there was a sneaker battle. One for the males and one for the females. The female battle wasn’t too bad. BUT, the male battle was some nonsense in my personal opinion. Don’t get me wrong, all who participated had dope kicks on their feet and no disrespect intended at all. Let’s be honest though, if you were in attendance there were only 3 real choices. Those choices are as follows in no particular order: SoleCollector Dunks (Rare), Freddy Krueger SB Dunks (Concept) and “Gone Fishing” Foamposites (Unreleased)….now the winner is dependent upon your style and preference. Shouldn’t have been any Bin 9s or Sacramento 10s in the running and for sure not no Yeezys.
All in all, it was a good turn out, good people and a plethora of kicks on tables and on foot for all to see and enjoy. Now it’s time to prepare for SneakerCon in the Bay Area…..as always my fellow Sneakerheads cop heavy, keep em fresh and the soles icy. #Salute
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