Michael Irene and three college buddies from the University of Central Florida have turned their sneaker-collecting hobby into a business, bringing the SoleFest sneaker trade show to the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Saturday.
About 300 people showed up to sell and buy rare sneakers or just check out the collection of hobbyists in a growing and increasingly profitable secondary market.
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