How to be a Sneakerhead

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So you want to be a sneakerhead? Good for you! You are about to embark on a journey so diabolically delicious that it will keep your interest for a lifetime. (You know sneakerheads never really lose interest in their hobby.) All you need to do now is get started. You need to learn how to be a sneakerhead.

Decide today that sneakers are the gods of all shoes. Dedicate yourself to them like you are joining a new religion. Promise to worship, tithe and give your life towards the acquisition of sneakers. This process will prepare your heart for your new journey.

Select a brand of sneakers that you believe is created above all others. Many sneakerheads go with Nike or Dunks. However, you don’t have to go this route. You can pick a relatively new stylish brand. Just keep your choice edgy and consistent. It’s the sign of a true sneakerhead.

Buy every type of sneaker in the brand of your choice. This may take a while since you have to pay for other things like food, lights and housing. But, don’t give up. Get every sneaker in your brand of choice, one sneaker at a time. Stray away from this path only for a specially designed sneaker that is a one-of-a-kind.

Store your sneakers in their original box or in a walk-in closet that allows them to breathe. This action is the mark of a true sneakerhead. You have to be just as concerned with the storage of your sneakers as the amassing of them. After all, you really don’t want to ruin your sneakers by storing them in a poor way.

Wear a pair of sneakers at all times. To be a true sneakerhead, you need to wear sneakers with every outfit (if possible) even if it brings you criticism. Great examples of this behavior are comic Jerry Seinfeld and music mogul Russell Simmons. Regardless of the event, they stay true to their sneakerhead style. What these men mainly do is match their sneakers (or vice-versa) to the outfit. So blue suit equals blue sneakers. You get the drift.

Go to sneakerhead events like the release party for the new pair of Nike sneakers. Be sure to use this time to mingle with other sneakerheads and talk about the different textures, styles and crafting of sneakers. Then, buy a pair. It’s what you love to do. Plus, it’ll give you a great story to tell later.