Name: Marvin Neil
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Twitter / Instagram: @bayareamarv
What Is Your Favorite Sneaker?:
Air Jordan IV "White/Cement" AKA cookies and cream.
How Often Do You Buy New Sneakers?:
Not as often as I used to, but maybe once a month.
What's The Most You've Spent On A Pair Of Sneakers?:
How Many Pairs Of Sneakers Do You Have?:
About 16 currently in rotation.
Do You Collect A Specific Type Of Sneaker?:
Have You Ever Sold A Pair Of Sneakers?:
I sell a lot of sneakers. When I get what I want out of them (a few wears), I unload them on eBay.
How Often Do You Look At Sneakers On The Internet?:
Once a month or so.
What Is The First Thing That Comes To Mind When You Hear The Term Sneakerhead?:
What Are Your Feelings On The State Of Sneakers Right Now?:
Newbie collectors — who treat the sneaker game like baseball cards — have driven many of the true lovers of sneakers out of the market. They just drive the secondary market prices up too high. That's why I've taken a break.
To meet the demands of sneakerheads, manufacturers are, in many instances, putting out substandard product.
What Has Changed About Sneakers In The Last 5/10/20 Years To You?:
Quality is suffering. To meet the demands of sneakerheads, manufacturers are, in many instances, putting out substandard product, when compared to the quality of the OGs. I guess I'm speaking more specifically about the retro market but I think the logic applies to the game as a whole.
What Would You Like To See Change In The Future?:
Better quality and true fans of sneakers taking the lead.