Sometimes you just feel like you can’t keep up. You’ve been online all day looking at sneaker news and info, but no matter how much research and reading you do, there’s always a new release that you haven’t heard about yet. Now you’re reading about said release, but what’s this? Kanye was seen wearing what shoe? On to the next article.
Nowadays with the plethora of information on the internet, it’s almost impossible to stay ahead of the curve on what’s going on in the world of sneakers. This constant need to keep up and be at the forefront of sneaker culture can be extremely tiring, and is known as “sneaker fatigue.”
Sneaker fatigue is a very real thing, and it’s not at all fun. Everyone’s dealt with it to some extent. It can range from mild frustration from an inability to stay up with everything that’s going on and all the shoes that are coming out to a complete loss of interest in sneaker culture as a whole. Some people may grow so disenchanted with how fast the sneaker world moves from one trend and hot collab to another that they’ll remove themselves from the game completely.
There’s ways to avoid this however, and the KicksOneTwo staff felt that it would be only right for us to share our best advice with you. After all, sneakers are supposed to be fun!
First of all, don’t put too much energy into trying to stay ahead of the curve. Nobody likes the guy who’s on their phone all day trying to stay up to date. Live a little. You’re going to miss some breaking news and information and that’s ok. You’ll see most of the big news, and it doesn’t matter if you’re not the first one up on a new shoe that’s dropping or a new collab that might be in the works. You catch some, you miss some. It’ll all even out in the end.
Secondly, tune the stuff that’s not important to you. Chances are there are a few brands/models of sneakers that you like more than others. Stick to those! Love Saucony? Focus your attention on what they’re up to. The Jordan I is your favorite sneaker? See how many of those you can collect before you go chasing whatever the newest hot collab is. You’ll have a significantly more satisfying sneaker experience if you focus on what you like instead of running around trying to have your hands on everything.
And always remember, collecting shoes is supposed to be fun. If you’re not having fun, take a step back and assess the situation! Don’t let the need to be ahead of the curve on everything ruin the “sneaker experience” for you. The culture (even with all the changes) is still a wonderful thing to be a part of.