- Joined Jun 14, 2008
BubbaEla1 wrote: [hr][/hr]sneakerphile42 wrote: [hr][/hr] ^ it is what it is man. If you love sneakers and actually have a reason as to why you love them then you are classified. Just because you buy alot of shoes doesn't make you a head. I don't believe the individuality is taken out of the game. It may be watered down but, not taken out. No one is really more of a sneakerhead than anyone else. That's what makes us who we are. The fact that we don't have to compete is what makes it all worth while.
being a sneakerhead is like being a "PEZ head" or a "beanie baby head". how about just liking shoes. What happend to that? i disagree. I love shoes but i would never classify myself or let anyone else say im some mook "sneakerhead". It makes it childish and aids competition and all thats bad in this industry. I agree no one is more of a sneaker head than anyone else. I have a lot of shoes. I am no better than the guy with 1 pair. And if you think there isnt competition going on here and at actual sneaker summit/sneaker stroke/sneaker shows you need to realize thats what its become. The shoe has unfortunately made the person now. I still make my shoe. I hope the rest of you do. I dont need a shoe to make me. I wear the NBs i have on my blog banner and you have some limited quick-ultra-strike-1 of 1 pair and its all the same to me. Things are over valued. The term "sneakerhead" aids the stagnant , dull market. It enables the brands to put out absolute crap with cheap materials because "sneakerheads" will buy anything they are told to buy. "sneakerheads make themselves be something that they dont need to be. Why announce yourself and label yourself. Just like shos, wear em, save em, sell em, burn em.
Look whats for sael on ebay, look what everyone wants in their sig, look at what people wear at those sneaker stroke shows. Look at what people sell at those shows. Its like they stopped cloning animals and cloned people who like shoes. Same outfits, brands, and shoes.. I know im generalizing but really am I???
What does make u a head? because you like shoes? See right there you are already having a superior mindset over someon else who bys the saems tuff you do and like the saem stuff you do. So wht arent they a "head" vs. you who is? Not attacking. Just wondering. I like dialogue and communication. Nothing wrong with that. Its never personal. Its just shoes. We have made them larger than life. And im glad because im getting paid for the end result of the sneakerhead.
I feel where you are coming from with this. There are alot of carbon copys out there and the game is really not what it used to be or what it should be. I deemmyself a sneakerhead just because of the love I have for certain aspects of this game. I look at it this way, if you buy sneakers just to look cool, don'tknow any history behind it, has no sentimental value to you, just to make a profit, or any combination of the aforementioned then you are not a head. I look ata sneakerhead as someone who is willing to camp out just to get a pair that they want and then WEAR THEM. As I'm sure you know, sneakerheads have beenaround forever they just didn't call themselves that. I go to the H-town sneaker summit twice a year and I see guys showing off their kicks and everyoneshowing their love for a respective brand or sneaker. Of course everyone will not think that way but, most people that I meet there do. I understand where youare coming from with that ebay comment. The hypebeasts of the world have shot our hobby mainstream and the companies notice. A sneaker is a sneaker to me butif it's a "quickstrike" that I have been waiting for, i.e. space jam 11, then I'm going to hop on them. Not because it's a"quickstrike' but, because that shoe has sentimental value to me. I hate the fact that someone will stand in line forever and a day just to pay retailprice for a shoe like the Yeezy's and then try to flip them for 4, 5, 6, 700 dollars. That's crazy! In the end it's up to us to be able to look andrealize what's worth our money and what's not. But as long as you have guys willing to break the bank for mediocre kicks, the game will never change.So in some aspects we have made them larger than life. But you aren't getting paid off of "sneakerheads", you are getting paid because the gameis watered down and everyone is trying to keep up with everyone else. It's not a competition per se, it's more like these carbon copies trying to beaccepted by doing and buying what they see from everyone else.