Generous Sneakerhead Moments That Restored Our Faith in Sneaker Culture

Between greedy resellers, sneaker-related violence, and rare releases that are almost impossible to cop, it’s easy to become disillusioned with sneaker culture these days. For better or worse, things have changed drastically over the course of the last decade. As the Internet has birthed a $1 billion resell market, sneaker violence has become more prevalent than ever, and brands are using limited production runs to keep customers hanging on by a thread.

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