Before dropping your entire bank account on a single pair of sneakers, consider the following: 1) Posting any massively hyped sneaker months, if not years, after its initial release says just one thing - I paid a whole lot of money for these. 2) That money might be better used in paying off the debt accrued by your previous four-figure purchase. 3) The same amount, if used judiciously, can be spent on 12 other pairs at retail. 4) Have you ever met these people you're trying to impress? Will you ever meet them?