This article was guest written by @the.jplay of @cleanyour.shoes. Photos were taken by Joey Tointon at @jrt_sportsphotography.
Walk A Particular Way
Perhaps the number one reason that sneakerheads will walk funny is because they don’t want to crease their sneakers, if they can help it. If you’re saying you don’t walk a particular kind of way with your sneakers, you’re lying to yourself. When you pull a fresh pair of newly copped sneakers out on the town, you’re constantly making sure what and where you walk on isn’t a threat to your kicks. And speaking on constantly checking on your sneakers…
You can’t help it though, it’s just secondhand nature. Whether you just got them or you’ve had them for some time, when you’re out and about, you’re always looking at your sneakers. In conjunction with walking funny, your gaze is directed at your kicks every 1-15 minutes. Even if nothing happened to them, and they’re perfectly safe, you still can’t help but look at them just to make sure. A side effect of this, however, is that you start to get paranoid about anything that seems irregular about your sneakers, when a lot of times, it’s all in your head. Your mind is playing tricks on you.
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Make Sneaker Contact Before Eye Contact
Never Admit They Have Too Many Sneakers
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