'I'm a huge sneakerhead
, so when I heard about the concept behind SH/FT, I was immediately intrigued,' said Zedd.
The certified sneakerhead
has made national headlines for his signature, mid-game sneaker switch-outs.
One of the UAE's most popular child YouTuber channels is Money Kicks by 14-year-old Rashid Belhasa who is described as a "sneakerhead
" and "car enthusiast." The teen has 1,995,255 subscribers, co-owns a clothing line and is often seen with celebrities such as Fat Joe.
Another of the self-professed sneakerhead
's projects is You Ain't Got These, an unscripted series she developed for the new video streaming service Quibi, which will explore the sneaker subculture through its relationships with race, gender, class, and the economy.
"We want to book the acts we're listening to that other people (here) won't book," says Sole DXB co-founder, hip-hop fan and sneakerhead
As Smith confesses, "I guess that I have become somewhat of a modern sneakerhead
since my closet is full of both everyday and rare shoes that all happen to be Stan Smiths."
"As a sneakerhead
, I always want to wear something that is both stylish and comfortable.
Andy Rosario, Filipino expat and a sneakerhead
(a sports shoe enthusiast) is a regular at d3 especially during the annual Sole DXB, a three-day festival dedicated to hip-hop, art and design, and the culture surrounding sneaker design.
Talking about his passion, Lantra said he once waited outside a shoe store for three hours to buy a newly-launched pair of trainers." The sneakerhead
subculture which originated in America during the late 1980s and went global by the end of the 1990s can be attributed to two major sources: basketball, specifically the emergence of Michael Jordan and his eponymous Air Jordan line of shoes released in 1985, and the growth of hip hop music.
Da Original B-Boy Sneakerhead
- who later starred in Nike commercials with Michael Jordan.
I am a massive sneakerhead
and love finding different collaborations such as Palace x Adidas, Commes Des Garcons, Supreme etc.
StockX allows a sneakerhead
to put an "official" value on his or her collection, but it also devalues his or her expertise by removing the economic benefit of mastery and ceding the creation of value to professional industry experts and data analysts.