What The Sneaker Game’s All About

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Maybe you’re new to it. Maybe you’ve been playing it for a while. Maybe it’s been playing you (it has a tendency to do that sometimes).

Yes, we’re talking about the sneaker game. The never-ending game that we’re all a part of, to various levels. Buying, selling, and trading. The cycle goes on and on. But the sneaker game is about more than just sneakers sometimes.

“Why’s that?” you might be saying. “What else is a part of the sneaker game besides shoes?” There’s actually quite a lot. So many other things tie in to the game. If you like sneakers, there’s a chance you like hip-hop, streetwear, and almost any other form of “urban culture”, if you will. You’ll get that in spades. One of the great things about the sneaker subculture is that it ties in to many other subcultures as well.

And it’s not only that. It’s the people you meet. I can speak from personal experience when I say I met many of my best friends through sneakers and the sneaker game. When you’re part of something that you truly enjoy, you’re bound to meet like-minded people that you rock with.

So next time you get upset about a reseller trying to charge you a crazy price for a hyped pair of kicks or your temper flares because you just can’t find a certain sneaker that you’re looking for, take a step back and look at all the other great aspects of the game. It’ll put everything in perspective There’s more to the culture than just the kicks, and that’s one of the things that makes it so great.

 

What’s your favorite part of sneaker culture besides the shoes? Have you made any close friends through sneakers? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter, and, as always, be sure to follow us on Instagram for all the fire sneaker pictures you can handle.

RDwyer


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