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Sneakerheads, Sneaker Culture & Sneaker Collecting

Guide for Sneakerheads, Sneaker Culture & Sneaker Collecting



sneak·er·cul·ture : /ˈsnēkərˌ/ /ˈkəlCHər/

  1. to have a strong interest in sneaker history, to seek out rare and exclusive sneaker collections, and to admire, collect – and sometimes re-sell – sneakers.

(Matthews, D., Cryer-Coupet, Q. & Degirmencioglu, N. I wear, therefore I am: investigating sneakerhead culture, social identity, and brand preference among men. Fash Text 8, 1 (2021).


sneak·er·head : /ˈsnēkərˌhed/

  1. a sneaker enthusiast.

    "Adidas gave the sneakerheads a little something to get excited about."

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Sneaker Culture Slang:

So, you really REALLY wanna become one of the OG sneakerheads? In short, you want to talk the talk, and walk the walk.

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