Some of the most well known sneaker brands include YEEZY, Off White, Adidas and Nike/Air Jordan. Each brand has unique designs and branding that make them identifiable. These brands create limited release shoes which can become collectibles and highly valuable. They also create shoes at a more affordable price range that are not exclusive and get reproduced.
VNHS senior Dennis Galin collects sneakers and owns a business called Rundown LA where he sells them for a profit. “What I like most about sneakers is the varieties they come in from different styles to brands such as Nike, Adidas, Vans, and many more. I also like the fact that sneakers have so much versatility with outfits! They basically match with everything.”
As many collectors and people become more passionate about sneakers, the community among those interested in sneakers becomes more prominent. Beyond just selling/trading websites and apps, specific websites such as Sneaker News, Sole Collector, and Kicks on Fire are dedicated specifically to news regarding sneakers. Events such as Sneaker Con allow collectors to come together and buy, sell, trade, and discuss sneakers.
Photo | Jameel Ali Alumnus