Portland, Oregon is no stranger to innovation in footwear or retail cart culture, and it was only a matter of time until the two crossed paths. The first of its kind as a fully sustainable, mobile sneaker store, Sneaker Cart invites all shoppers, from sneakerheads to curious passerby, to step into this new & unique shopping experience. Says owner Aaron McConkey, “We offer sneakers for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a several thousand dollar collectible shoe, or a unique pair for under $50.00, we’ve got you covered.”
At 9 foot tall and 27 foot long, the drivable store is quite a sight. Designed to look like a giant “Black Cement” Air Jordan 3, the Sneaker Cart turns heads in traffic. With a strong focus on collaborations with local artists and local business, the operation looks to be an anchor in the mobile business community. To that end, they’ve just announced their launch dates, partnering with local fixtures No Limits Stickers and of course, We Out Here Magazine, for some fun events. We at WOHM are proud to be the first to bring you this breaking news.
For their soft launch / grand opening, the Sneaker Cart will open for business this Saturday, July 18th outside No Limit Stickers (1703 NE Alberta St). From 12-4pm, visitors can be sized and browse physical displays, as well as search the larger inventory on iPod menus. No Limits Stickers is Portland’s premiere destination for visual media from stickers to posters to banners, offering quality work at affordable prices in a convenient location… all with a hip-hop swagger that sets them apart from their peers.
On Sunday August 9th, the official launch party will take place at Woodlawn Park at the 2nd Annual Summertime Kickback, a hip-hop inspired 3-on-3 basketball tournament / BBQ put together by WOHM and Hip-Hop Junkies. With selections ranging from high-end adult shoes to affordable children’s sneaks, the cart plans to cater to both hoopers looking for an elite pair and parents looking to stock up for back to school footwear, starting at 1pm.
“I am excited to see the community’s reaction to what we’ve built,” says McConkey. “We put in a lot of time and attention down to the smallest details to make this not only a fun business, but one that really understands the needs and interests of all ranges of sneaker lovers.”
For more information, please visit www.sneakercart.com
Artwork (logo and handpainted cart) designed by Portland’s DeAngelo Raines.