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In the Information Age, hackers aren't just people who delve into the deepest layers of the web, unveiling celebrity nudes and extracting classified government information. Sneaker hackers are very real (and no, we're not talking about the '90s movie). Tech-savvy individuals circumvent and manipulate the processes of any number of websites for their own benefit—including getting their hands on sought-after sneakers, or, at the very least, avoiding paying retail.

As the sneaker community has grown, much of the shopping, especially for limited releases, happens online—and hackers have found their way into the stock room. Almost everyone is affected by them, either in time, money, or missing out on an anticipated drop. They've become a very real presence in today's specialized footwear market, and here's How Hackers Make Buying Sneakers Unfair.