Like any other game, the sneaker game has all sorts of levels. There are the beginners and the experts, the amateurs and the professionals. For this part of the ongoing State of Sneakers week, we posed the same questions to the vets, the professionals, the OGs, as we did to the younger generation. We wanted to find out their habits, their thoughts, their hopes. And while some of the older guys (and girls) might not be copping as heavy as they used to, their insights are still valuable. Some of these people — guys like Bobbito Garcia, MC Serch and DJ Clark Kent — were there when the state of sneakers was just a dream, so they are uniquely qualified to discuss where it’s at now. Respect the originators, and check out Industry Insiders Discuss The Past, Present and Future of Sneakers.

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