When you think of the term “Sneakerhead”, you might think of male Hypebeast fanatics adorned in the current trending streetwear collections. But in this case, the term “Sneakerhead” is used to just describe Adeline; a 19-year-old sneaker collector and self-proclaimed “sneakerhead”. She may not have the biggest sneaker collection as other hardcore sneaker collectors, but she feels lucky and grateful to own a handful of sneakers she truly loves and adore.
Adeline stated that ‘sneaker culture’ has changed her life. Initially, she was first into ‘skate culture’, and looked up to brands like Vans, Etnies, DC, Nike SB and Emerica. Then, during her teenage years, she started getting into running sneakers due to her athletic peers, which fueled her interest in running sneakers, for instance, Nike Pegasus. She then slowly progressed into Jordans, SB Dunks and others, that would further cement her love for sneakers. But, despite the many changes in her interests, Adeline confesses that she was more of a Nike Jordans and Vans type of girl.
She addressed that the Air Jordan 1 ‘Royals’ would be top favorite pair, normally called ‘Grails’ in sneaker lingo. She actually won the pair of shoes after participating in a raffle on her birthday.
“So, it was sort of like a birthday present to me, and I was just super happy to get it. It added extra value and emotion to the pair.” Adeline continued.