Style at Sneaker Con in New York.

The New York edition of Sneaker Con 2017, which took place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Dec. 16 and 17, was the largest to date. According to Yu-Ming Wu, Sneaker Con’s cofounder, the convention, which was full of mostly shoppers and sneaker resellers, drew 19,000 people over the weekend — and tickets were $25 a piece. Here, some of the attendees detailed what they were looking for, their favorite releases of 2017 and how they purchase their sneakers.

Erik Park

Erik Park  Andrew Morales/WWD

WWD: What brings you here?
E.P.: Just networking.
WWD: What do you do?
E.P.: I work in the sneaker industry.
WWD: What’s been your favorite release of 2017?
E.P.: The Sean Weatherspoon Nike Air Maxes I’m wearing.
WWD: How did you get them?
E.P.: I bought them from Rif Los Angeles. Shout out to Rif. We did a show with them maybe two weeks ago and they were selling at pretty good prices.

Zion Alegore and Jamel Thorton 

Zion Alegore and Jamel Thorton  Andrew Morales/WWD

 What are you looking for?
J.T.: I’m just here for the experience because I’ve never been here before. It seems exciting and I like what I’m seeing.
WWD:  What’s been your favorite purchase for 2017?
J.T.: These blue Jordan 5s. I went to this Kicks USA store, they didn’t have them and they didn’t have them in Queens, so I had to go all the way to the Bronx to get these.

WWD: What brings you here?
Z.A.: I’m selling these Space Jam 11s.
WWD: How much do you want to sell them for?
Z.A.: $200.
WWD: What’s been your favorite purchase of 2017?
Z.A.: The red Jordan 13s.

Jessica Park

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Jessica Park  Andrew Morales/WWD

WWD: What brings you here?
J.P.: I wanted to get the Aleali May 1s or the Sean Weatherspoon Nike Air Maxes.
WWD: Have you seen them?
J.P.: Well, it’s hard because I’m a size 6.5.
WWD: What’s your favorite purchase of 2017?
J.P.: I honestly love the gray Powerphases from the Yeezy line. They are the most comfortable.
WWD: How did you get them?
J.P.: On the Adidas Confirmed app. It was really easy.

Shabazz McNeil

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Shabazz McNeil  Andrew Morales/WWD

WWD: What are you looking for?
S.M.: The Travis Scott Air Force 1s.
WWD: What was your favorite purchase of 2017?
S.M.: These right here. The Balenciaga Triple S sneakers.
WWD: How did you get them?
S.M.: I got them on Grailed.

Chadford Jung

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Chadford Jung  Andrew Morales/WWD

WWD: Why are you here?
C.J.: Selling and buying anything I can flip online. I sold three or four pairs of Yeezys for $360 each.
WWD: What’s been your favorite release/purchase this year?
C.J.: The Off-White 1s on my feet.
WWD: How did you get them?
C.J.: I signed my mom on to the 21 Mercer raffle and she won.
WWD: What are some of your favorite brands?
C.J.: I think Nike is on top. Nike will always be on top for me. Supreme is over BAPE.

Yvonne Garcia

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Yvonne Garcia  Andrew Morales/WWD

WWD: What brings you here?
Y.G.: I’m looking for the Air Max 97 Undefeated.
WWD: How much are you willing to pay?
Y.G.: Maybe $300.
WWD: What’s been your favorite release this year?
Y.G.: The Off-Whites.
WWD: Do you get most of your shoes retail?
Y.G.: Yes. Either on the SNKRS app or going to the stores.
WWD: How long have you been into sneakers?
Y.G.: Maybe like 10 years.
WWD: What are your favorite brands?
Y.G.: I’m a Nike head.