Each sneakerhead shoe is very special and unique to its owner. If you’re new to the sneaker world though, you gotta tread carefully. You just can’t hit sneakerheads with any question that pops into your mind. So today, we’re gonna explain who are sneakerheads, and what questions not to ask them!
What’s a Sneakerhead?
Sneakerheads are not people who just go out and buy the latest and most hype pair of kicks. Anyone can do that, even hypebeasts. They don’t just collect the kicks, and either flip or flex them. The sneakerhead mentality is an actual culture. A real sneakerhead can go on and on talking and arguing about their kicks until they’re out of breath. There’s always a story behind each sneaker, and it’s not only the design and the colorway that make it special. Sometimes the sentimental value is worth much more than the hype. You can clearly see that with Air Jordans! And if you want, you can always learn more and continuously about this culture and its sneakers.
Any sneakerhead would not even listen to you if you don’t know the basics. Stuff like the year Nike signed Michael Jordan or what Kanye’s first sneaker with Adidas was. You’ll also get a similar rejection if you ask one of the following five questions. Let’s hear them out!
Yo Sneakerhead, Don’t You Have Enough Sneakers?
No. The short answer is definitely no.
The rule of thumb is that you can never have too many sneakers. And the answer to this question will always be a no because each pair has its own story. There’s also always a good reason to buy it. And if you’re asking because you’re thinking about the lack of space left, then don’t worry. Be sure that storage space won’t stand in the way of a sneakerhead on a shopping mission! Even if it means putting them on the roof or reorganizing their room just to fit more kicks in it.
Some of the wealthier sneakerheads even go as far as buying a whole flippin’ storage unit for the kicks. And that means you need some special sneaker storage to preserve the kicks from damage and weathering.
Can I Get These Kicks for Less?
No one would sacrifice their time, effort, and money to accept an offer for less than what they’re asking! You’ll only show that you’re not a real sneakerhead asking this. Each seller usually stands firm on the price they offer and it’s not up for negotiation. Some even consider this as an insult to the shoe quality or disrespect to the seller himself. If that’s how they take it, then be ready for any possible reaction.
And if you’re buying the kicks, you sure must be ready to pay any amount for it. Especially if the kicks are must-haves for you or consider them very valuable. So if you’re on either end of the bargain, you gotta know that a sneakerhead never backs down!
Are A Sneakerhead’s Kicks Fake or OG?
OG means original. And that kind of question can get you a smack on the head because it is no joke. All we have to say is, don’t even try to initiate such a conversation with a sneakerhead. And don’t even think about discussing the authenticity of a pair of kicks they have on. Although fake sneakers are getting more common, the real sneaker aficionados only go for the real deal!
Can You Get Those Kicks for Me?
If anything is possible in the sneakerhead shoe world, then this surely isn’t one of them. You’re that serious about the kicks? Then you better break a sweat for them. Anyway, don’t ever go near a real sneakerhead with one of these questions. Literally, no sneakerhead would cop any kind of kicks on some else’s behalf. They won’t give away their copping secrets either. Well, unless you’re literally blood relatives or the trust is through the roof between you. Otherwise, don’t bother. After all, it is a fierce competition that at some point led to sneaker violence!
Can I Borrow a Sneakerhead’s Kicks to Wear?
If you don’t already know it, once the sneaker is on the feet of a sneakerhead, it’s game over. It belongs to him and suits him only as if it was specially made for him. What suits a sneakerhead would not look the same on another even if they share the same shoe size. After all, every person has a fashion sense. The way you style a Jordan isn’t the same as styling a Yeezy. And flexing the same pair of kicks would have different effects depending on what you’re wearing. You cannot ask to wear someone’s kicks one day, it’s either buy or enjoy the show. Simply get your own because sharing does not exist in this industry.
The Sneakerhead Starter Pack!
Now that we got the mentality of sneakerheads out of the way, we gotta know what tools they use! If you wanna talk the talk, you gotta walk the walk. You’ll need a sneaker bot to cop the kicks you want. And if you wanna read more about why you should get a bot, check this out. You’ll also need some connections and insider news. Lucky for you, we summarized everything you need for a successful cop right here! Godspeed 🔥