13 Apr '17, 2pm

How Facebook Groups Fill the Void Left by Streetwear Forums

These Facebook pages, and others like them — many of them frequented by members of the Highsnobiety staff — seem to be filling a void that was left with the decline in popularity of internet forums frequented during streetwear’s (online) infancy. OG forums like superfuture, 5th Dimension, and Nike Talk were once some of the only places to connect with other fans of sneakers and streetwear, especially if you didn’t live in a big city. Ironically, today’s Facebook pages are being modeled around the very forums that turned all but obsolete a few years ago with the rise of social media. In fact, one could argue that Facebook page names like Supreme Talk and Yeezy Talk are an homage to, or at least a coincidental reference to, early forums like Nike Talk.

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