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“It’s More Than Just Sneakers” Auckland 2023 Recap


The 2023 It’s More Than Just Sneakers (IMTJS) tour ended with the last event in the beautiful city of Auckland on the 25th November. Freemans Bay Community Centre was filled with vendors and guests from open to close and like all the other IMTJS events in 2023, there was plenty of heat on display (and on feet).

As the guests poured in, they were instantly treated to FREE product giveaways from our sponsors such as Monster Energy drinks, Crep Protect Insoles, TKS stickers, LaceSpace laces, Indomie key rings and Sneaker Laundry microfiber cleaning cloth. The treats didn’t stop there as the 2023 NSW DMC DJ Champ, DJ Who, kept everyone entertained with special sets created for the event.

The infamous The Kickz Stand (TKS) raffle was again a popular event with prizes such as sneakers, streetwear, 2K24 NBA games, boxes of Indomie noodles, gift cards and a JBL Boombox grabbing everyone’s attention. With so many prizes to give out, the raffle had to be moved from every 30 minutes to every 10 minutes in the last hour. If you have been to one of these events before then you know, buying more raffle tickets really makes a difference!


The hall was buzzing throughout the day with so many guests excited to see what was on offer, and vendors more than willing to show what sneakers, clothes or other collectables they were willing to let go of on the day.

People walked away with some steals, and caught up with some friends (maybe made some new ones) but more importantly, had a great time with some even asking when the next one will be. Stay tuned New Zealand!

That’s a wrap for the 2023 It’s More Than Just Sneakers tour and we would like to thank all our sponsors for their support throughout the year:


AFEW Goods (Germany) – @afewgoods_
ASICS Sportstyle Australia – @asics_sportstyle_au
CARNIVAL (Thailand) – @carnivalbkk
Cosmonauts Spacewear (Indonesia) – @cosmonautsspacewear
Crep Protect Australia – @crepprotect_au
eBay Australia – @ebayau
Foot Locker Australia – @footlocker_au
G-Shock Australia – @gshockoz
Indomie Australia – @indomieau
Jarritos Australia@jarritosau
JBL Australia@jblaustralia
Kicks Kase – @kickskase
LaceSpace –
Limited Edt (Singapore) – @limitededt_sg
Monster Energy – @monsterenergy
Rhypla Builds – @rhypla
Saucony Originals Australia / New Zealand – @sauconyoriginalsaunz
Secret Fresh (Philippines) – @secretfreshph
Stance (USA) – @stanceofficial
Sunlight Station Australia – @sunlightstationaus
The Sneaker Laundry@thesneakerlaundryau
Under Armour Australia@underarmourau
2K Australia / New Zealand – @2k_anz
361 Degrees@361australia

Special thanks to the volunteers and friends who also made this event possible. See you all again next year! 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.


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