They say the first step to facing addiction of any kind is admitting you have a problem. This should be relatively easy — and readily apparent. Understanding that you are powerless over said addiction is important, too. And whether it's sneakers or heroin, the symptoms (of the addiction, mind you) are more or less the same. Sure, a sneaker addiction won't kill you unless your collection falls on you — or if your significant other opens the credit card bill before you can get to it — but many of the social ills sneaker addiction causes are exactly the same as any harder drug.

So the question remains: How do you kick it? Pun fully intended. There is no exact method, and you might even require professional help, but for now, here's 12 Steps to Ridding Yourself of Your Sneaker Addiction. Best of luck.

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