The Cargo Fashion Show is returning to New York City this coming weekend, and the in addition to showcasing a variety of new designers, there’s going to be one hell of a designer sneaker battle.  

In this open competition, entrants are encouraged to submit their original sneaker designs to and then travel to New York where they’ll be pitted against other Ronin’s of the rubber sole such as last year’s champion, Rebel Aire.  

The five finalists will be invited to showcase their works at the show itself next Monday and Tuesday, July 20th and St. Patrick’s Center in the NYC’s Nolita neighborhood 268 Mulberry St. NYC (between Prince & Houston). Head to the show to see some new designs, grab some brews, and be one of the first to see the winners of the 2009 Sneaker Battle.

Or, if you’re too cool for fashion, at least hit up their opening night party on July 20th at R Bar, 218 Bowery between Prince &Spring. RSVP here: