It Was Sneakerhead Paradise at The 2023 Fleet DJs Music Conference Sneaker Ball

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The Fleet DJs Sneaker Ball was held Friday, July 21st, in Raleigh, North Carolina, honoring the best in sneaker culture. The event featured red carpet interviews, a hot DJ mix by DJ Platinum, and a star-studded lineup of music industry game changers. It was a sight to see with everyone dripped all the way down to their feet, sporting an array of colors, patterns, and designs. Everyone had the opportunity to show off their own style and showcase urban culture at its best. There was every look imaginable; from tutus to shorts, to jeans, to gowns, to suits. The Sneaker Ball was indeed a fashion extravaganza.

The Sneaker Ball is an annual event that celebrates sneaker culture. The event is known for its elaborate fashion, and attendees are always dressed to impress in their best sneakers, glam outfit or streetwear. This year’s Sneaker Ball was no exception!

The red carpet was awash in a sea of colorful sneakers, from classic Air Jordan’s, to rare collectables. This couple is the epitome of the intersection of sneakers and streetwear. Sneakers have always been the go-to footwear for those who value comfort and functionality. Streetwear is a style that embraces self-expression and individuality.

If you’re not the type to sport an evening dress, there’s no shame in opting for something less formal but more iconic like a tutu. It’s a more urban alternative to formal wear. This sneaker ball outfit features a hot pink tutu with pink and white sneakers and hot pink hair highlights. Remember, hair is an accessory just like a belt, purse, or sneakers. This outfit is giving Barbie Vibes

Styling sneakers with elegant, formal attire is not a new fashion trend. It’s been around since the ‘80s. Nowadays, it’s become a fad that many take part in. For instance, this young lady showed up wearing a lavender tulip dress and a pair of basic white sneakers. Sneakers are not just a part of an outfit; these days they can make or break an outfit.

Klassik’s quintessential suit with sneakers was perfect! His white sneakers with the blue accent color (exact color of the suit I might add) helped to maintain his clean, classy look. 

This Fleet DJ blessed us with an ensemble composed of a gray suit with maroon accents in his shirt, cap, and low-top Air Jordan’s, colored to match his accessories. It’s a great outfit worth considering if you’re searching for sneaker ball outfit ideas.

For the girl that usually wears heels with a full-length gown, these blinged out sneakers set this dress off. Comfort is Queen here, you can easily pop, lock, and drop it—unlike when wearing sky-high stilettos. 

Streetwear was also a popular trend at the Sneaker Ball, with some attendees wearing baggy sweats, sheer kimono topper over shorts, or a casual short set. This is a trend that has been growing in popularity in recent years, and it was on full display at the Sneaker Ball. The beauty of sneakers is that they are a versatile fashion item.  You can dress them up, dress them down, or glam them up. It’s your choice.

The wide variety of fashion expression at this year’s Sneaker Ball were the perfect mish-mash between formal and casual. The Sneaker Ball was also a great opportunity for sneakerheads to come together and celebrate their love of sneakers. The event was also a chance to see some of the latest trends in sneaker culture on the red carpet by Fleet fashionistas and the sneakerheads. This year, we created an event for attendees to make memories and strut their sneakers. If you’re a sneakerhead, be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s event!

Photos by: J Fontain