New England Sneakerheads: A SOLEcial Affair

Crompton Place is an amazing place.Worcester was bustling on Saturday, August 17th with the Latin American Festival taking place on the Worcester Common, which featured some amazing music, food and fun for everyone in the family.

The same could be said of Crompton Place, which played host to the first ‘SOLEcial Studies Back-to-School Buy, Sell & Trade Sneaker Event’.

First and foremost, we have to say “Thank you” to Mr. & Mrs. Lorusso who allowed us to have the event in the beautiful Crompton Place.

I tip my hat to the Lorusso’s as they are MAJOR supporters of Worcester, the Canal District and especially kids that are trying to be ‘change agents’ in the City and supporters of Future Focus Media Co-op.

The SOLEcial Studies event was filled with lots of laughs, new connections and friendships that were made because of ‘wearable art’ in the form of sneakers that brought folks together from Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Lastly, a wonderful article was written by Michelle Williams of The Republican and Masslive.com and there’s even some video footage from the event.

 “Sneaker culture is so diverse,” Wells said. “It encompasses everyone. You have the old, the young. You have the tall, the short. I’d say it’s one of the most diverse that exists because you have everyone.”

 

Sneaker aficionado looking at sneakers on display by a seller from Providence, RI.

Sneaker aficionado looking at sneakers on display by a seller from Providence, RI.

The Youth In Charge ladies welcomed everyone to the event.

The Youth In Charge ladies welcomed everyone to the event.

The sneakers are nice but these cats are even nicer!

The sneakers are nice but these cats are even nicer!

Kenny Woodside of Live In Full Effect.

Kenny Woodside of Live In Full Effect.

Sneakers4Success pamphlets.

Sneakers4Success pamphlets.

Sneakers on display.  Heat for your feet!

Sneakers on display. Heat for your feet!

A happy customer buying Jason Markk cleaning products.

A happy customer buying Jason Markk cleaning products.

Sneakerheads from throughout Worcester County and New England attend the SOLEcial Studies sneaker event.

Sneakerheads from throughout Worcester County and New England attend the SOLEcial Studies sneaker event.

Crompton Place entrance.