27 Apr '15, 4pm

Who Is Gucci Paul? Meet the WikiLeaks of Sneaker Culture: Sneaker leaks have become common on the Internet, bu...

Nothing can screw up a product's planned roll out more than an unintentional leak. The music industry has dealt with this issue for some time. Artists sales numbers have been blamed on their albums getting placed on the Internet days, weeks, or months before they were set to go on sale. In a more serious light, Julian Assange has gained international notoriety for his website, WikiLeaks, that makes sensitive and private information — often with political ramifications — public. Something similar is going on in the world of sneakers, too. Nearly every limited-edition product or pair of Air Jordans gets shown to the Internet before the slated release date or the brands and retailers have had a chance to preview the sneakers themselves. The medium of choice is usually Instagram. Most of these leakers remain anonymous. They're often known for their account name, maybe where th...

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Don't take the sneaker pics this far, bruh.

solecollector.com 29 Apr '15, 12am

20 of the lamest ironic sneaker photos found on Instagram and Twitter. As defined in the original post, ironic photos are ...

Poor refs, apparently they get no sneaker swag respect:

Poor refs, apparently they get no sneaker swag ...

sneakerfreaker.com 27 Apr '15, 8am

Oh woe is referee, woe is referee! It ain’t easy being an NBA official – you rarely get told you did a good job, but are r...

Sneaker Stores Hit Hard During Baltimore Riots

Sneaker Stores Hit Hard During Baltimore Riots

solecollector.com 28 Apr '15, 4am

Many areas in the city were impacted by the widespread looting and violence, which included a massive fire to a building t...

Kmart Is Selling a Bootleg Version of Your Favorite Luxury Sneaker for $30:

Kmart Is Selling a Bootleg Version of Your Favo...

complex.com 27 Apr '15, 5pm

popping up at Kmart. Following in the footsteps of his fellow "The Voice" judge, Pharrell Williams, it appears Adam Levine...

The 20 worst examples of "doing too much" with ...

solecollector.com 28 Apr '15, 1pm

20 of the lamest ironic sneaker photos found on Instagram and Twitter. As defined in the original post, ironic photos are ...

Sneaker stores devastated as #BaltimoreRiots aftermath unfolds:

Sneaker stores devastated as #BaltimoreRiots af...

complex.com 28 Apr '15, 8pm

The unexplained death of Freddie Gray, who was in police custody at the time, caused a ripple of intense riots in Baltimor...

He’s Flameproof: Meet the “Most Polluted Bird” in the World

He’s Flameproof: Meet the “Most Polluted Bird” ...

care2.com 27 Apr '15, 12am

Vancouver, British Columbia, has the new and dubious honor of being home to what scientists say is the “most polluted bird...

Kanye West's Louis Vuitton kicks and other rare sneakers are coming to the @brooklynmuseum:

Kanye West's Louis Vuitton kicks and other rare...

nymag.com 28 Apr '15, 5am

How have sneakers evolved since their first incarnation? When we look back at early sneakers, they look so simple: just a ...

Love your city! Could you sing out for yours li...

In this ode to Cape Town, columnist Lwandile Fikeni takes a local lens to the mother city, see if you can identify with it...

What’s Left Of The Sportsmart Sneaker Store After The Baltimore Looting -

What’s Left Of The Sportsmart Sneaker Store Aft...

kicksonfire.com 28 Apr '15, 7pm

I’m sure you’ve all heard about what has been going on in Baltimore, Maryland in the past few days, if you don’t, please l...