State of Sneakers: 40 Die Hard Sneaker Fans Discuss The Good And Bad of Sneakers

Name: Anthony Sears
Age: Old
Location: Inglewood, CA
Twitter / Instagram: @AudioAnt

What Is Your Favorite Sneaker?:

Nike Dunks and Air Max 90s.

How Often Do You Buy New Sneakers?:

At least twice every other month. I make it a point to keep the stable fresh.

What's The Most You've Spent On A Pair Of Sneakers?:

$225.

How Many Pairs Of Sneakers Do You Have?:

Haven't done an actual count, but between 50 and 60 pairs.

Do You Collect A Specific Type Of Sneaker?:

Nope, I love all sneaks!

Have You Ever Sold A Pair Of Sneakers?:

No, I only donate my joints. Last donation was 55 pairs.

How Often Do You Look At Sneakers On The Internet?:

Everyday. Don't judge me.

What Is The First Thing That Comes To Mind When You Hear The Term Sneakerhead?:

Me! Someone that love sneakers, takes pride in them, rocks them everyday, and loves to see everyone's twist on their shoe game.

What Are Your Feelings On The State Of Sneakers Right Now?:

I feel they are now more relevant than ever. It's now cool to wear your Js with a suit and tie. I love it. There's a colorway and a style for everybody. We're living in the Sneakerhead Renaissance right now. Haha!

 

There's a colorway and a style for everybody. We're living in the Sneakerhead Renaissance right now.

 

What Has Changed About Sneakers In The Last 5/10/20 Years To You?:

A lot has changed over the last couple of decades. The one thing I like is that ALL sneakers are made with style in mind regardless of their main purpose. Meaning, every shoe has dual purpose. So if you're not a basketball player or pro track star you can still rock those KDs or some Free Runs and look fresh. I think this is one of the main reasons sneaker popularity has grown so much over the years. They took notice of the "Lifestyle" aspect of sneakers and capitalized on it.

What Would You Like To See Change In The Future?:

I would say the pricing of sneakers. At the rate we're going the next few pairs of LeBrons are going to top $400. Haha! That's just an example, but I would really like shoe companies to reconsider some of the price points on their sneakers. Yes, we understand that they can charge those amounts and people will buy them. Just because you can do something it doesn't mean you should. I would like for them to consider the parents involved with those sneaker purchases hopefully not make them spend a car note on a pair of basketball shoes. Maybe wishful thinking...

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