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It was a big day for all sneaker aficionados. Sole Slam Manila 2011, the first ever Sneaker Convention in the Philippines, powered by Sole Haven Sneaker Community and Checkpoint Productions was a huge success. Filipino sneaker heads were all in for a treat! With long lines from the street leading up to Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan City, it was un-imaginable how the event had close to 4, 000 attendees flocking to visit the convention to view the different sneaker brands. With over 30 participating vendors, including sponsors and partners, it was a cult-like madness that was truly very interesting. Made possible by sneaker collector and businessman Antonio Aguirre Jr., together with the help of other well respected sneaker heads in the Philippines, the Sole Slam Manila Team created the event primarily for everyone to buy, sell, and trade the most sought after sneakers and lifestyle apparel in the market today. “This event has been long overdue for us sneaker heads in the Philippines who have


been craving for an event such as this to just rock their best kicks with the same people that appreciate it the most.” –Antonio Aguirre, Jr. Hosted by Magic 89.9 DJ’s Tyler and Suzy, they raffled off prizes courtesy of Primer, New Balance, Monster Cable, Beats by Dr. Dre and other up and coming brands, which kept everyone waiting for their names to be called! Music was provided by one of the best local DJ’s in the country today, Ace Ramos, Markie Madness and Jet Boado. Special performances were provided by Orange Dance Studio, A.N.E., D.R.P. and the legendary Legit Misfitz! “One word to describe this event, Epic!” says Bigboy Cheng, owner of the Ronac Art Center and Secret Fresh Manila. “I’m definitely looking forward to the next one already!” Sole Slam Manila 2011 was co-presented by Res-Toe-Run and Clavel Sneaker Magazine in cooperation with New Balance. Powered by Sole Haven Sneaker Community and Checkpoint Productions.

Sole Slam Manila would like to thank our premium sponsors Eleksis Marketing, New Balance, Res-Toe-Run, Bratpack, LACINC Inc., A. Aguirre Pawnshop and Money Services, Secret Fresh Manila, Midas Hotel and Casino. As well as Oh, Shoot! Photo Booth, Orange Dance Studio, Zafra Motors, 6G Swagger, Autobot Autoworks and Gabby’s Closet. Media partners: Basketball TV, Magic 89.9, Clavel Sneaker Magazine and Chinoy TV. Sole Slam Manila invites sneaker aficionados, sneakerheads, families, and friends to the next biggest sneaker convention on December 10 for Christmas Sole Slam Manila 2011 and Summer Sole Slam Manila 2012 on April 2012, both at the Ronac Art Center. For further information on Sole Slam Manila (SSM), visit and for Twitter Updates, follow @SoleSlamManila.

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