Darren Rovell and ABC Explore the World of Sneaker Trading
The sneaker world has once again caught the attention of mainstream media. This time around it’s Darren Rovell and ABC’s Nightline asking the questions, as they delve into the world of re-selling and large scale sneaker events. The narrative shares time to focus on both a 15 year old who stays flipping shoes and the likes of DJ Clark Kent, that sneakerhead OG who has been doing this since before some of these youngsters were even alive. Continue reading to see the video from ABC and let us know in the comments if you think they presented a fair portrayal of the sneaker game as it currently stands.
I find kids like this completely and utterly annoying. There's no appreciation for the shoes, only for the money, and their target customers are other ignorant kids. I've had some great kicks in my day and there is no way I would give up all the memories I have of balling in my Jordans for a few hundred dollars profit.
Who cares if these kids are more privileged than others. I'm sure their parents worked hard for the money that they spend on their children & Im sure when some of you become parents you'll want you child to have everything too. & Who's to say that all of them dont have their own money. When I was 16 I was working & buying all of my own clothes & shoes.
Here's what a real special on sneakerheads would look like: http://youtu.be/0KRLQXRZp0M
here's the kids twitter acct --> http://twitter.com/alexasfar98
don't kill the messenger. :-)
Don't take this as hating, or making assumptions. But most of those kids should give their parents their cut. Some might actually work for a living, provided they are old enough. However, we are all aware that most of those kids wouldn't have gotten their start if it wasn't for mommy and daddy footing the bill.
This video footage was shot at the solexchange sneaker show in new york city and new jersey. I was there. I sold mad product and had a good time. Not that many hypeeees good shit sneaker news for picking this story up this event is run by a dude named Joe in NYC, dude is official.
From what I've been told what a "Hypebeast" is: "A sneakerhead poser who only buys sneakers at any given time to look cool and fit in." A "Sneakerhead" from my point of view is similar to someone who is a "Motorhead" who knows the inside and out of cars from all brands and collects some cars. Man, really wish I had those AJ III "DB's". If anyone has watched a documentary called, "The 80's That Made Us."? The world's an addiction. (Nas)
This gets me so mad. Most kids probably haven't worked a day in their lives and get their money from their parents. I'm 16 and I know what hard work and sweat is. Working weekends after school, paying some bills and trying to save up to get the sneakers I want is a good feeling, not just getting the money easy from their parents. They give sneakerheads a bad name.
Just realized how dumb this kid is.. He was willing to trade his yeezys and cash for doernbecher 3's lmfaoo yeezys>>>doernbecher 3's
All the adults there buying from them are probably saying in their head " Dumbass rich hypeteens, let me show them how to negotiate."
If a real sneakerhead did a documentary on this it would be TOTALLY different. Most of these people in there are rich hypebeast kids.
obviously its one sided, its on the freaking news. the public generalizes all people who deal with sneakers as money and status hungry fools like the ones in the video, and they leave out the kind of people TRUE sneaker lovers really are.
btw, those drawings on that dude's room wall are wack as fuck lmao
Caught this last night and thought it was one-sided (notice there's no interviews with the average cat waiting in line). Thankfully, Clark Kent adds some perspective.
These kids don't even really care about the sneaker or even about wearing it. They just care about doing what everyone else is doing this shit is real stupid
What a joke. So all sneakerheads are rich suburban white kids? The title to this should be "Why The Sneaker Game Is So Messed Up" It's what Mr Kent said, they dont want the shoe. They want what comes with it. It's like the hip hop generation in the 90z. It's the cool thing so everyone wants to be a part of it.
It's a turn off.
See, whenever you go over to places like Nike Talk, this is who you are actually talking to, assholes like these guys. They don't play ball, they don't even like the shoes, these fat mofo's can barely walk down the block on their own, yet they have an opinion on what a good shoe is, simply to try and drive up the aftermarket prices. If you read the Kobe threads on Nike Talk and Sole Collector, you'll see this in action. Funny thing is, many aren't stupid enough to spend over two hundred dollars on a Kobe Bryant shoe, as there is nothing cool about him. However, people will spend that cake on Jordan's, 'bron's, foams, or a pair of Yeezy's.
I'm glad that this is getting exposure now, as it shows how stupid that so called sneakerhead thing, actually is.
Buy what you like, and don't follow the crowd. If you do, you'll simply get got by some little fat boy, who is looking to make a profit.
This shit is so corny. I can't believe how fucked up the sneaker game has become. Fuckin kids treating it like Pokemon cards ......
@CaseyGUNS hahahaha he deleted it
@kicknsince89 beauty is in the eye of the beholder, if he liked the DB's better, they were worth it
@JFresh_136 I would love to see that, people need to know what real sneakerheads are like
@koocumber Good news strives for objectivity. When you fall short of that, you get stories like this. Being a news story doesn't automatically make it one-sided.
@Longstroke couldn't have said it better myself
Shit KC is down to Earth with this, despite being part of the hype train. Total cognitive dissonance with that guy.