After much preparation and anticipation, SoleFest Orlando finally arrived and was nothing short of successful. We had a great turn out from our fans and the Central Florida sneaker community. SoleFest has been bringing the best sneaker heads out in the biggest cities in Florida for 3 years now. Without the support of our fans, vendors, and sponsors, none of this would be possible!
Before the doors were open, SoleFest already had a packed house with an assortment of heat from all of the vendors in attendance. When doors opened at 12pm, fans piled into the Education Complex at UCF.
VIP ticket holders were the first ones inside, as they were able to cut the line and had first grabs at everything SoleFest had to offer! VIP ticket holders also had the opportunity to win an exclusive raffle for a pair of Air Jordan 1 “Orlando Magic” customs done by the legendary Pete Koh!
We wanted to make the day special and decided to include even more raffles than ever before! Jacob Gottfried was able to win an official SoleFest shirt, while Eric Barnes was chosen for the SoleFest Orlando “3 Year Anniversary” exclusive poster! Matthew Kosloski, cleaned up at SoleFest Orlando, taking home the Jason Markk cleaning set and the Hoop Culture giveaway pack!
As the day progressed and many deals went down, SoleFest still kept a tight agenda! Orlando always demands a big raffle prize, and we knew we needed to deliver. Nate Bell was the Main Raffle winner, taking home the Nike Penny “Sharpie” Pack!
SoleFest sets out to acknowledge the hottest or most popular shoe every show with The Sneaker Battle. Rubin came out victorious, gaining the most votes from the fans with his Nike “Shooting Stars” Penny pack!
As we mentioned before, the vendors really set the tone before the doors opened. It was great to see the assortment of sneakers and accessories being exchanged through out SoleFest. There were so many great displays and unique setups but only one could be awarded. Will Gagliardi had the Best Vendor Display in Orlando and took home the $100 cash prize!
Special thanks to Devin Marble and Moe Harkless (from the Orlando Magic) for stopping by and autographing our prizes for our fans. and all of our vendors, sponsors, and fans that were able to attend SoleFest Orlando! Check out the pics below and see if you and your friends made it in the recap!