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

Name: Henry
Age: 28
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Twitter / Instagram: @henz0
What Is Your Favorite Sneaker?:

Black Air Jordan IV.

How Often Do You Buy New Sneakers?:

Lately I've been able to restrain myself, but normally once or twice a month.

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

$450 for Nelly Derrty Barkleys.

How Many Pairs Of Sneakers Do You Have?:

I've downsized to strictly shoes that I'll actually wear, so I'd say around 60. It used to be triple that.

Do You Collect A Specific Type Of Sneaker?:

Nope. Got a little bit of everything, ranging from Foamposites to Flyknits

Have You Ever Sold A Pair Of Sneakers?:

Yes, hundreds.

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

Everyday, whether its intentional or not.

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

My, my, my, how things have changed.

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

Absolutely ridiculous. From the OD amount of releases to the degree of difficulty to actually have a chance to buy a pair you want. And the extreme levels people are willing to go to, just to get shoes. I know y'all heard about dude who was contemplating sending a guy nudes to be able to get a pair of shoes from him...

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

From my standpoint, nothing has changed except only making necessary purchases. Overall, I feel like ever since rappers started glorifying shoes the general public has latched onto the game even moreso now making everything extremely difficult.

 

Overall, I feel like ever since rappers started glorifying shoes the general public has latched onto the game even moreso now making everything extremely difficult.

 

Like, nowadays I feel like most people don't buy the shoes because they like em, they buy 'em because its the cool thing to do and to be able to say they have them. I see dudes trading and talking shoes like they're Pokemon cards or something.

What Would You Like To See Change In The Future?

I'd like for releases to be easier to cop and also less limited.. But in reality I know those days are over because its working for 'em right now. Welp.

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