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Complex’s 10 Things Every Sneakerhead Should Do (But Probably Doesn’t)

October 5, 2012 BY / 23

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There’s much more to being a “sneakerhead” than owning sneakers. According to Complex, there’s a list of ten guidelines that all sneakerheads should follow in order to live a better life laced up in leather/mesh/suede/rubber. For starters, wear your sneakers and beat your grails down to the nubs of the outsole, and give back to the community by giving away some of the shoes that might have fallen out of favor. What are some of you unspoken rules of being a “sneakerhead“? Let us know in the comments below and head to Complex for their list.

 


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FeedMe_Kicks
FeedMe_Kicks

Anybody that agrees with this article is nowhere close to a "sneakerhead". Actually all the real sneaker heads died when the LeBron south beach 8s dropped that's when these hype beast resellers came into the game. But I digress, first off throw away my boxes? FUCK YOU. My space jam, cool grey, and concords box my package boxes? FUCK YOU. And yes I'm still NOT gonna wear my Shoes because they are meant to look fresh you buy me A pair to rock and I'll keep my pair to stock. That's how I came Into the game. And do any of y'all know the history behind Jordan's? Each pair is significant, come tell me how each one was inspired then I'll give you a sneaker pass. The difference between and "sneakerhead" and a collector is a collector just gets em cuz they look good, a sneakerhead does that but also values the history of each shoe and significant moment in basketball history it may have made. Read up on sneaks you ignorant son of a bitch.

MrAtomic
MrAtomic

"10 things every sneakerhead should do but never will"

mesmoriz3
mesmoriz3

gotta keep the boxes... where you gonna store those beaters once theyre completely beat. Cant throw those out too. There goes the memories

pdinero
pdinero

wow all that had to be said, i like the tell someone else you like their kicks i mean i like all of them that one stuck out the most i should be doing that more often,

djmars
djmars

this list is dope because its time we stopped doing things to look cool and doing things that make sense. at the end of the day its leather and rubber,no need to go broke over something that has no real value.

infrared
infrared

usually i dont agree with complex's but i have to say it's a pretty decent list (except ima keep my boxes so when im not wearing my kicks with icy soles they dont turn piss yellow in an instant). i cbf wasting money to buy 2 so i can wear one and stock the other. i just buy one pair and rock em whenever i want

ABoog
ABoog

lower the effing price, then I might consider wearing my kicks for their intended purpose. POW!

djmars
djmars

what happened to wearing your kicks because u like them...i still buy and rock,not buy and stock...the game has turned into a museum.

NewbombedTurk
NewbombedTurk

Waiting for clearance is and all, but no one else is. If you want something you have to pay full price for them right away. Wearing your grails out to me is pretty stupid too, I'm not gonna wear out my "Nike AIR" Infrared 6's because they think I should. I'll wear them, but not to the point of exhaustion like suggested. I think they wrote a few of those just so people would tell them how stupid they are.

dsuaveallday
dsuaveallday

Might as well wear your Jordans because 95% of everything re-releases a few years later anyway. Glad I got rid of all my Jordans

Staxxx
Staxxx

Sounds ridiculous. Each collector is different that's what made the sneaker game unique. Now everyone is just hypebeast reseller. Try to buy one to rock one to stock now days. Damn near unheard of now.

Jumpfan23
Jumpfan23

I agree with Complex for once alot of these are true WEAR YOUR F*#KING SHOES and stop looking down all the damn time they aren't going to float off, plus you look like a damn fool.

MrAtomic
MrAtomic

Your grails are grails for a reason, they shouldnt be worn all the time.

IgotthatFIRE
IgotthatFIRE

 @FeedMe_Kicks  Dude WTF are you talking about? Any real head knows the SB8's sat on shelves for a min before they became $1K kicks, I copped 2 pair for $250 each about 2 months after they dropped (white flywire ya heard) and dude thought he got me on a rape price LOL. The mobs started awhile back, like when the Pigeons dropped or the Espo release. At least then it made more sense. Now, niggas lining around the corner of HOH for GR's... SMDH. The article is right, WEAR YOUR KICKS! Personally, I'm cool on the boxes. Got jumbo plastic Sterilite containers to keep my shit crisp. And FYI, just cause you know how to use google and find out Tinker Hatfield designed your XI's don't make you lord of the thundercats.  

Gusto
Gusto

 @FeedMe_Kicks You sir are a dumb ass. You buy shoes just to look at them? Lol, a sneaker pass?

erickwright21
erickwright21

@FeedMe_Kicks Well I agree with you about the boxes, but it seems to me that you think knowing about Jordan's is what a sneakerhead is, there are plenty of different shoes out there!! I wouldnt want a sneaker pass, especially not one from you Clam down

pdinero
pdinero

@FeedMe_Kicks ohh so youre the guy giving away those sneaker passes ive been looking so i found u i have so many questions. Thwy are not about jordans so they might be tuff Chill out bro

erickwright21
erickwright21

@dsuaveallday I see where your coming from but most of the time nobody wants to wait 8-10 years for a shoes to come back The same color way of the same shoe wouldn't release so often, which is why some people take care of their shoes when they wear em, or now buy two pairs TO WEAR OnCE one PAIR is FINISHED! Now if I could go back to the store and buy me another pair of the same shoe, I wouldn't be as cautious to wear em on Certain days or to certain places Buy multuilpe different shoes so your not wearing the same pair all the time. I'm not trying to knock you down or anything @dsuaveallday at this point I'm talking about the article, it's so funny about the stuff they talk about, but this one Caught my interest about the boxes!! Now rocking your Best shoes until they break down....... NO, I'll, rock my shoes but I won't rock em soo much to the point where they aren't even good to look at at, I don't like to rock the same shoe every so often Hahaha, my little 2 cents

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