How To Start A Sneaker Collection, How To Be A Sneakerhead?
The biggest thing about starting a sneaker collection is figuring out what you like.
First of all. Don’t follow the hype. An example: the Ultra Boost from Adidas was a “normal” shoe you could cop all time. They were never sold out. Then Kanye was spotted in these, and after that, they were sold out, because of the hype. Let me get this straight ... I know that all people got some fashion icon they're looking up to, where they get their inspiration. The Ultra Boost it’s a perfect example of hype. What would the Yeezy from Adidas be without Kanye’s name? Nothing. Imo a high end looking Roshe Run.
I know there is a lot of people who bought them because they like them, but on the other hand, I’m hundred percent sure that most of the people who purchase Yeezy are because of the hype. That what ruins the game. Afterward, all the resellers who kill the game.
Stick to what you like. If, you like Jordan’s go with Jordan’s. Do you like Adidas go with Adidas. If, you like Asics go with Asics. That’s what the sneaker culture is all about. Fuck the people who say “oh, they look wack” if you like them, go with them. Go with what you like.
If you want some shoes save up. If you know, there will be releasing in two moths then skip next moths release and go with the shoes you really want.
If you got some shoes you can't buy in stores anymore, like a lot of the old Jordan retro, the Yeezy, you name it. Search for it. There is a lot of great sneaker sites. There are many sites on Facebook, some great on eBay deals. Sites like Klekt, Goat, Trendsales you know it. Take your time. Take a look every day, search for the shoe you want. If you wait, you will find the right pair for the right price. But remember:
If the deal is too good to be true – it is!
There are two different ways to be a part of the sneaker culture: You can pay rape, or you can do research. Be patient and find a steal.
If, it's possible to meet up with the seller. Maybe bring a friend if there should be some problems.
If so, you don't have the opportunities to meetup use PayPal! Always PayPal, especially if you cop some sneaks from a seller from another country. Use PayPal if you cop sneaks from eBay, Klekt, you name it.
You know there’s a few different types of sneakerheads. They’re the ones that are all about the hype. Then there are the people that just cop what they like what they think is dope! There are so many different of shoes. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not sneakerhead just because you don’t have heat. It is funny that a lot of people don’t like to be called a sneakerhead. They are just like: oh I just like shoes. No man, you’re a sneakerhead. Join the movement, join the culture.
History over hype!