It’s no secret that some of the biggest celebrities today are huge sneakerheads. I mean, when you’ve got that kind of cash what else do you spend your money on? They can snap their fingers and get their hands on some of the latest and most exclusive drops. Some of the biggest celebrity sneakerheads even have an entire room dedicated to housing their collection.
What is a “sneakerhead”?
Well, they come in all shapes and sizes just like the sneakers themselves. You may not even guess who some of the biggest sneakerheads are. Sneakerheads are just like any other collector, very dedicated to their craft. They typically create their outfits based around their shoes.
This “phenomena” of collecting sneakers began back in the 70s. Athletes and brands started to collab on special issues of shoes, most notably, Nike x Jordan. This started a new trend in sports where brands would create a shoe that embodies a specific athlete. When the Jordan was first introduced and banned from the NBA, it made it that much more desirable and the first generation of collectors were born. Since then, there have been “reissues” of classic styles bringing collectors to race to purchase these rare models.
Why has the sneaker game grown over the years?
The growth of the sneaker game has an intense amount of influence from the internet. With access to creators sharing some of the rarest sneakers around, it has everyone wanting to get in on the action. Brands have started to make limited-run collections with musicians, artists, celebrities … you name it. The more limited the run, the higher the resale value. It isn’t even about how “cool” a pair looks, but instead how rare the sneaker is.
With Sneaker Kulture’s Event coming up at Raymond James Stadium, we thought we should shine a light on 8 of the biggest celebrity Sneakerheads. Here is our list.