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

Name: Anthony Brooks
Age: 22
Location: New Jersey
Twitter / Instagram: @brooksingtonn

What Is Your Favorite Sneaker?:

Air Jordan III "Black Cement."

How Often Do You Buy New Sneakers?:

Once or twice a month.

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

$300 on a pair of deadstock '07 Royal Foamposites.

How Many Pairs Of Sneakers Do You Have?:

70.

Do You Collect A Specific Type Of Sneaker?:

Mostly basketball, but I do love Air Max 1s.

Have You Ever Sold A Pair Of Sneakers?:

No.

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

About three times a week.

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

A sneaker enthusiast who enjoys collecting shoes that catch his or her interest.

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

I think that quality should be improved upon. I wish people would also be able to just camp in peace—no more raffles, no more reselling, just everybody be happy with one or two personal pairs.

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

The last five years the quality in Nikes and Jordans has diminished tremendously. The fact that shoes like Foamposites which sat on shelves are now the most highly demanded sneaker is also amazing to me. I am also happy with a lot of the retro Nike trainers releasing though, as well as older Reeboks and adidas that I had when I was younger.

 

I want more players like KD to try and put a cap on their shoe prices as well.

 

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

Less turmoil about shoes—everybody should get what they love. Buy what you like. I want more players like KD to try and put a cap on their shoe prices as well.  

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