Sneaker Heads - A sneakerhead is a person who collects, trades or admires sneakers as a hobby. A sneakerhead may also be highly experienced in distinguishing between real and fake replica sneakers.
Sneaker heads tend to collect, sell, trade high end sneakers. The most Desirable for trade are limited addition Air Jordans and for the sneaker casual Yezzy's designed by Kanye West and manufactured by Adidas.
Detroit Michigan native Antonio Mcgee started collecting shoes when he was 17 years old, now 34 he has upwards of a 170 pairs. I have so many pairs of shoes I stock a lot of older pair in my parents basement. I only can hold about 50 pair in my my Phoenix Arizona apartment. At its peak, my shoe collection was worth $12000
Tony said he start collecting as a hobby and it blossomed from there. He discovered that he could resell shoes and make money. " a lot of times I would by two pair of Jordans on the release date, and save a pair to sell years later at 3 to 4 times the original value".
Tony stated it's a code on which sneakers to collect. He said a few you "must"have in your collection are: Nike Air Foamposite One - Black/Black - 2007 Release. Adidas Superstar II, Air Jordan II (white & red), Nike SB Dunk Low ( Tiffany blue), Air Jordan 5 ( Laney), and Reebok Shaqnosis just to name a few.
Tony went on to discuss how Yeezy's hit the scene and took over the casual sneaker market. Tony stated this came into play when you want to go to a club and they don't allow sneakers. The casual market filled this void.
Tony said that all his shoes are not for collecting and selling.Tony has a least 40 pair he just loves to wear. Tony's favorites are Nike Air Max, Chuck Taylors, Creative Labs Casual. I also just have a few pair I use just to play basket ball in!
I would say my favorite is my Nike Air Max collection, they are comfortable stylish and every year is a bit different.