Due to this thing called ‘Life’, our event recap for our Auckland event is a bit delayed. LOL! We wrapped up the It’s More Than Just Sneakers (IMTJS) lifestyle tour with a bang on the 26th of November. For the first time in it’s history, the IMTJS event landed in Auckland, New Zealand! We were excited to meet the community and see how this event turns out in this new location.
Before the doors to the Freemans Bay Community Hall officially opened, a line up had already begun outside the venue with guests excited to see what IMTJS had to offer. To add to that excitement, our friends at Monster Energy were on site handing out a variety of their drinks to the guests. Judging by the line up outside, we knew we needed one of those drinks for ourselves to help us get through what turned out to be one of the busiest events we all had been involved in.
Freemans Bay Community Hall was at full capacity during the event which hosted over 20 local vendors selling and displaying anything from basketball cards, artwork, clothing and of course sneakers. With a wide range of sneakers on offer, it wasn’t surprising to see people walk around showing off their latest pick up with a big smile on their face. The wait in line was worth it for them.
As with all IMTJS events, the raffles throughout the day was a big hit. With our generous sponsors providing the prizes, our lucky winners walked away with anything from clothing, games, watches, more sneakers, Foot Locker vouchers and more. Maybe it was the adrenalin pumping, the lack of sleep we had the previous night or the amazing vibe during the event but the raffle didn’t stop when it was suppose to. An additional raffle was announced with Foot Locker vouchers going to more lucky winners.
Speaking to a few of the vendors and guests, it was clear that this community are very passionate and supportive. Vendors don’t mind getting up early to pack their cars with merchandise, setting up their tables and then packing it all up again. Guests didn’t mind and never complained about lining up just to get inside. To most of them, this event gave the community an opportunity to reconnect and share something they love.
What a way to close out the 2022 It’s More Than Just Sneakers lifestyle tour! Thanks to all our sponsors who have made this tour possible. Make sure you give them a follow.
Afew Goods (Germany) – @afewgoods_
ASICS Sportstyle Australia – @asics_sportstyle_au
CARNIVAL (Thailand) – @carnivalbkk
Cosmonauts Space Wear (Indonesia) – @cosmonautsspacewear
Crep Protect Australia – @crepprotect_au
Curry Brand – @currybrand
eBay Australia – @ebayau
Foot Locker Australia – @footlocker_au
G-Shock Australia – @gshockoz
Indomie Australia – @indomieau
KangaROOS (Germany) – @kangaroossneakers
Kicks Kase – @kickskase
LaceSpace – @lace.space
Limited Edt (Singapore) – @limitededt_sg
Mizuno Australia – @mizunorunningau
Monster Energy – @monsterenergy
Rhypla Builds – @rhypla
Saucony Originals Australia / New Zealand – @sauconyoriginalsaunz
Secret Fresh (Philippines) – @secretfreshph
Stance (USA) – @stanceofficial
Starter Australia / New Zealand – @starter_anz
Sunlight Station Australia – @sunlightstationaus
2K Australia / New Zealand – @2k_anz
Huge thank you to all our vendors and guests for all the support and the volunteers who work tirelessly to make these event run smoothly. Look out for upcoming information on the 2023 event tour on our event website – thekickzstand.com.au/imtjs. Make sure you sign up to our newsletter, so you can stay up to date! For other It’s More Than Just Sneakers or other Event features, click HERE.