The RIA KICK show offers a true working environment that fosters buying efficiency and connects retailers with brands in a new way. This invite-only show is designed to offer a clear return on investment for retail attendees and brands alike. Store buyers sit in on presentations from brand product managers, and store owners get an unprecedented opportunity to meet with brand executives in a casual, conversational format – making KICK a truly unique experience for all attendees.

Where Run Specialty Goes to Work 

We eliminated expensive expo booths and the typical noisy atmosphere with constant distractions. Instead, RIA KICK Show attendees are treated to a focused, time-efficient and cost-effective working show designed to create a high level of connection between member retailers and the top footwear, apparel, and accessory brands in the channel. 

  • WORK – A well-considered buy plan means higher profits, thus the RIA KICK Show is laser-focused on creating buying efficiency. Store buyers will see product lines in a group format designed to encourage peer sharing and feedback. Private meeting spaces and no need to schedule appointments.

  • CONNECT – Store owners, buyers, product marketing teams and brand executives all come together in a vibrant networking format.  Store buyers get product presentations from the people who create the product. Store owners meet with brand executives in ‘top-to-top’ meetings to create stronger brand/store connections and allow feedback, questions, and discussion on industry issues.

  • WIN – In addition to a low-cost registration fee, the RIA KICK Show offers a rebate program for all retail attendees. To earn rebates, simply attend scheduled meetings and write orders based on brand guidelines.  Retail attendees can earn rebates up to $1000, paid out in a single check by the RIA.  For many, the earned rebates will cover travel and lodging, making the decision to attend a ‘no-brainer’.


We are planning for a 2021 in-person show in Denver, Colorado. The goal it to elevate the experience once again with the following benefits: 

  • Customized Show Experience 
  • Flexible Buying Tracks 
  • Elevated Buying Efficiency
  • Comprehensive Presentations
  • Improved Show Rebates 
  • Emerging Brand Showcase - Fresh and Fantastic 
  • Top to Top Meetings - Meet the Head Honchos   




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