Getting a kick from collecting kicks at Sole Superior, Singapore's annual sneaker convention

Singapore's annual sneaker convention, Sole Superior, is expected to draw 10,000 visitors in October

Visitors looking for good deals at last year's Sole Superior. This year's event will take place at Pasir Panjang Power Station from Oct 26 to Oct 28. Streetwear artist Mark Ong of sneaker label SBTG recommends knowing the history of what one is buyin
Streetwear artist Mark Ong of sneaker label SBTG recommends knowing the history of what one is buying.PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Visitors looking for good deals at last year's Sole Superior. This year's event will take place at Pasir Panjang Power Station from Oct 26 to Oct 28. Streetwear artist Mark Ong of sneaker label SBTG recommends knowing the history of what one is buyin
Visitors looking for good deals at last year's Sole Superior. This year's event will take place at Pasir Panjang Power Station from Oct 26 to Oct 28. PHOTO: WILLIAM SUN

In October, about 10,000 people are expected to converge on Pasir Panjang Power Station for a convention focused on a single niche hobby - sneaker collecting.

Singapore's annual sneaker convention, Sole Superior, has seen attendance grow since it started in 2013, and is now holding its biggest event to date.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2018, with the headline 'Getting a kick from collecting kicks '. Print Edition | Subscribe