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

Name: Debby Peng
Age: 22
Location: Queens
Twitter / Instagram: @mynameisdebby

What Is Your Favorite Sneaker?:

Nike Air Force One "Jewels".

How Often Do You Buy New Sneakers?:

About every month or other month.

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

$300 on Nike SB "Sharks."

How Many Pairs Of Sneakers Do You Have?:

I lost count after 200.

Do You Collect A Specific Type Of Sneaker?:

I like vintage Nike and colorful/printed runners.

Have You Ever Sold A Pair Of Sneakers?:

Yes. 

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

Probably every day. 

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

Hype and resellers, unfortunately.  

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

I hate what it's become. Sneakerheads today aren't the same. They know all about Jordans and Foamposites releasing next week but don't know anything about or are so opposed to older-release sneakers. Nobody respects the iconic sneakers that started it all. But of course, I sound like an elitist now. 

 

Nobody respects the iconic sneakers that started it all. But of course, I sound like an elitist now.

 

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

Definitely, what is considered heat today is completely different than it was five or 10 years ago. Designs and color schemes alongside new technology are constantly changing. 


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

I just wish it was a little more fair for people who actually want to genuinely wear the shoes to be able to get them on release day, as opposed to having to pay four times the amount to resellers. 

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