Fair or not, there are people in the sneaker industry that are cooler than others, and they get rewarded by getting piles of free sneakers, invited to cool events, and opportunities that others aren't privy to. These people are called "#influencers."
There's nothing wrong with having a strong social media following and getting the chance to collaborate on a sneaker, but there are totally lame things that #influencers do, too. Some people are only in it for their own fame or just to get free sneakers, they don't care about adding anything to the ongoing sneaker conversation. And that's where things start to get shady. No one is perfect, but here are The 10 Most Annoying Things About Sneaker #Influencers.
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