As much as we like sneakers, we rarely wear them. Because, hell — the best part of being a critic is getting to work in your stocking feet, or better yet, slippers. What can we say, left to our own devices … well, let's just say it's not pretty, but it's OK. But you really don't need to call the nice men with the net — a little soap, a little sunlight and we'll be alright. That said, we'll definitely clean ourselves up to catch Speakers & Sneakers, the city's first ever sneaker collector meet-up. Think “record convention” but with more style and less Frampton, a combination swap-meet and art show with live hip-hop from Dee Goodz, Matic Lee and Forte Bowie plus The Boom Bap DJs Rate and Bowls. It's gonna be nuts — in a good way.