We hear and see a lot about what it's like to be a sneakerhead in a major city. We already know that there are lines, raffles, lotteries, and a lot of waiting. But what about our comrades that live in other places around the world?
You'd think they'd have a easy time just waking up on release day and heading straight to their local Foot Locker to cop the heat. But, unfortunately, for many of them, that's not the case.
Instead of breaking out our Rolodex and asking people we knew, we decided to post the question on the Reddit Sneakerhead subreddit. The response we got was huge and gave us a glimpse into many more sneakerhead communities than we imagined.
We discovered that in cities and towns that aren't as populated, it's actually a struggle for 'heads. But many smart guys have resorted to teamwork and networking to cop the new heat. And by "major cities," we're referring to anywhere outside of the sneaker hotbeds of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, London, etc. Regardless, being a sneakerhead is more than a hobby, it's a lifestyle. And people all over the map are in on the culture. Here's What the Sneaker Scene Is Like if You Don't Live in a Major City.