Definitions

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  • n. A person who owns multiple pairs of shoes as a form of collection and fashion.

Etymologies

sneaker +‎ -head. The birth of sneakerhead culture came in the late 1980s and can be attributed to two major sources: basketball and hip hop music. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Eastbay Sneakerhead Jordan Hagedorn (Yes, his business card actually reads "sneakerhead" - how bugged is that?) provided an introspective look back at the company's November '95 catalog today over on

    Sneaker Files

  • Mr. Parker's broad interests have been key to developing this newer side of Nike's consumer proposition: the more style-conscious world of so-called sneakerhead culture that revels in cool design and keeps the brand relevant for young consumers world-wide who aren't sports junkies.

    To Sharpen Nike's Edge,

  • Shrine rack is a one of a kind - made with the 'sneakerhead' in mind - rack to flaunt your most valuable pair of kicks!

    Yanko Design

  • I would scour ebay/mom & pop stores for rare vintage finds that only a true sneakerhead would appreciate.

    crullers and psychiatric advice, $50

  • Second, I am a sneakerhead and have been collecting for some time and I appreciate the importance of the foamposites as an iconic sneaker, but I would not add them to my collection.

    Top 10 Ugliest Kicks Of The Past 20 Years | YepYep - Your Daily Waste Of Time

  • And I got to use the phrase “sneakerhead central”!

    La Coquette:

  • The next Air Jordan VI set to drop and create a sneakerhead frenzy is the

    Sneaker Files

  • These ones are available in stores now, so if you are a female or have a sneakerhead girlfriend you can grab a pair of these now.

    Sole Redemption

  • Every sneakerhead has his or her stories about getting a steal on a pair of sneakers on an auction or losing them at the last possible minute.

    NiceKicks.com - Online Magazine for sneaker news, history, & culture

  • This just means now more than ever, authentic sneakerhead spots such as Shoe York are needed to assure legitness.

    Sneaker Files

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