For many, a big part of collecting sneakers is the ability to stunt. To put on that crispy pair of kicks and make everyone feel foolish wearing their own busted pair. But for others, it’s really about the love of sneakers, what they represent personally, and the pride and joy that favorite pair inspires. Sometimes a pair is so loved that it gets worn down to the point of being unrecognizable. That’s a huge difference compared to those who dust and wash each pair as it comes off their feet, trying to keep it as VVVVVVVVVNDS as possible.
Sole Collector started a campaign on social media celebrating #MyBeaters, where sneaker lovers post photos of pairs they’ve loved into the ground. They just did a roundup of their favorite posts from the last few cycles. These shoes are in states that would make most ‘heads cringe, and some cry foul. But for those in the know, it’s all about the love.