When: Oct. 19-29 2011
Sneakerheads live by the philosophy of parading pavement in style. Keeping that in mind, Q.C. Sneaker Month brings events solely devoted to footwear (too many to even list here) to venues across town. Two shindigs (Identity Theft "The Brand Identity" on Oct. 22 and Le Bang "Sneaker Icons Edition" on Oct. 26) are slated for Dharma Lounge, in addition to breakdancing in Uptown on Oct. 27 and a Just for Kicks movie screening at UNC Charlotte on Oct. 28. Everything winds down on Oct. 29 when the main course, SneakerFest Live, transpires at Carole Hoefener Center (610 E. 7th St.). Fashionistas and rubber-sole loving folks flock in for the frenzy of buying, selling, and trading branded and designer shoes. Dance competitions, DJ-scratching battles and local musicians pump out energetic sprees of entertainment.