Huge article 'bout sneaker collectors

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kabert, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. kabert

    kabert Senior member

    Messages:
    2,093
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
  2. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

    Messages:
    8,748
    Likes Received:
    6,806
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Location:
    DMV
    Dammit Kabert, beat me by three minutes.
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Messages:
    33,856
    Likes Received:
    11,882
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    Who cares about dress shoes? I'm not a sneakerhead, in the sense that while I have lots (actually comparatively few) pairs of sneakers, they are all worn, and will be worn until they die. Sneakers look better than most leather shoes with jeans, and are much more comfortable to walk around in than the best constructed pair of custom Vass/Lobb/Westons could ever be.

    I don't understand collections (to be seen, not used) of any kind, really, so in that sense I agree with you kabert. But I'll wear a cool pair of Puma Miharas over a pair of U last Vass any day of the week.
     
  4. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

    Messages:
    2,523
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Location:
    Bay Area
    my pumas and addidases feel like crap compared to my butt-ugly pair of new balances, but you won't catch me wearing the NB's on the street unless i'm having a 'gimpy' day.

    i can only imagine that a proper bespoke shoe with good orthotics built in would feel really nice.

    /andrew
     
  5. StevenRocks

    StevenRocks Senior member

    Messages:
    617
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    Location:
    Southwest Virginia
    It's hard to explain in words why people collect sneakers, but I know I'm a sneakerhead (20 pairs and counting) and I think they look good, feel good, have interesting details and reflect on our culture.
     
  6. benchan

    benchan Senior member

    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2004
    Just an interesting fact, once had a brief conversation with a ex-Nike facotry worker......No, she is not underage or treat like slave there.....I can understand that she doesn't know the name of vaiorus models, but surprisingly she does not even know the name of Nike, she just recognize the "tick" on my shoes. Nike should do well by employing a sneakerhead as supervisor there. [​IMG] I guess I am the loner out there......Besides looks, I find the materials used and the technology employed on sneakers to be extremely interesting. I find it tough to call a person who just collect Dunk SB and Old Jordans to be a true sneakerhead.
     
  7. esspee1200

    esspee1200 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    yep. the sneaker culture has grown substantially in the past 3-4 yrs.
     
  8. jet

    jet Persian Bro

    Messages:
    20,999
    Likes Received:
    9,107
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    socal
    The sneaker culture is actually dying.

    Stop bumping gay threads nooblet.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by