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Why The iPhone is Killing the Sneaker Industry

September 21st, 2011 by | 29 comments

why the iphone is killing the sneaker industry 1 Why The iPhone is Killing the Sneaker Industry

Most of the commentary published regarding sneakerhead culture is directly connected to the products: their history/authenticity, emerging trends in aesthetics and creative teamwork, and especially lately with news of Nike Basketball’s Elite line for next summer, the price.  But despite the fact that the last one is directly connected to your pocketbook, how much do we really know about why certain sneakers carry certain prices?  Sneaker Freaker just put together a comprehensive piece on all the factors contributing to the current state of the sneaker game, everything from research and development (did you know it takes well over six figures to launch a new design?!) to the factory and material costs and more indirect influences like US government policies; put simply, it’s a must-read for true sneakerheads.  Head over to SNKRFRKR for the whole 14-page feature and let us know how you feel about the brave new world ahead.

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Sneaker Freaker ‘Dog Poop Insurance’ Video

March 2nd, 2011 by | No comments

sneaker freaker x dog poop insurance 1 Sneaker Freaker Dog Poop Insurance Video

“Today, I would like to introduce a completely new type of insurance to prepare yourself for those unpredictable tragedies that befall your sneakers.”

You could argue that SneakerFreaker will forever be indebted to SLAM/Kicks when it comes to the lineage of sneaker magazines, but here’s a new ‘product’ from SF that’s entirely without precedent.  Dog Poop Insurance is something we’ve all wished we had at one time or another and SNKRFRKR’s latest viral video offers a glimpse into the future where you’ll be able to pay a premium at purchase to protect your kicks from excrement.  Is poop insurance something you feel would add to your peace of mind?  Check out the minisite to vote yes and SF promises to conduct a sales test once 100,000 sneakerheads exclaim “Yes, I love it!”

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