Right this way, giant Fukushima millipedes! This Saturday’s SoleFest, Florida’s touring sneaker convention, kicks up its mint-condition-collectible heels at the James L. Knight Center (400 SE Second Ave., Miami). Left shoes, right shoes — SoleFest has got ’em all/both.
At the conference, you can buy, sell, or trade sneakers. Once you get some shoes, you’ll be only a shirt away from no longer being denied service at area restaurants.
Aside from sneakers, there will be sneaker-related clothing, art, and accessories. Enjoy music, raffles, trivia contests, and — look out! — a “sneaker battle.” Or simply talk sneakers with fellow enthusiasts. (“Hey, bro. What are those on your feet?” “Sneakers.”)
Rumor has it that some historically significant shoes will be on display, such as the Air Force Ones that Hannibal used to cross the Alps and the Tevas worn by Rasputin when he was assassinated.
Doors open at noon, and SoleFest leaves only footprints in the sands of time after 5 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for general admission, with which you may “bring as many shoes as you can carry in your hands.” Circumvent this limit by tying laces around your fingers to dangle a dozen or so pairs like you’re a forgetful and deranged puppeteer.
Sat., June 28, 12-5 p.m., 2014