30 Aug '17, 4pm

The Psychology of Sneaker Collecting

The Psychology of Sneaker Collecting

It's common for sneakerheads to jokingly say, "It's a sickness," with a shrug, as they click "add to cart" early on a Saturday morning. While "obsessive sneaker disorder" may be a made-up diagnosis, anyone who has seen the TV show Hoarders understands what can happen when collecting goes bad. Saving every cardboard toilet paper roll ever used is clearly not a good look, but when you break it down, is it really that different from copping every pair of Yeezy Boost 350s that's ever dropped? Sure, many sneaker collectors maintain their shoes in immaculate condition and display them in custom-fitted spaces that are so pristine they resemble a clean room. But there are also plenty of sneakerheads with storage units who would be hard-pressed to identify, let alone get to, some of orange Nike and blue Adidas boxes stacked sloppily all the way up to the ceiling.

Full article: https://solecollector.com/news/2017/08/psychology-sneaker...

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