5 Sneakerheads Every Hypebae Should Follow On Instagram
Back in the day when Carrie Bradshaw was the style icon educating the mortals in the world of Manolo Blahnik and Roberto Cavalli, the stiletto was the ultimate sexy accessory for your feet. A feminine foot was a beautiful foot, but nowadays, the gals have ditched the uncomfortable misery of heels and replaced them with soles. The craze over sneakers is everlasting both for the dudes and dudesses, still, it seems that the sneaker industry always is a little too male-friendly when it comes to size and style.
As a hypebae with hunger for sneaker fashion, you probably don't have the time nor awake hours a day to keep an eye on everything that happens when it happens in shoe-land, but good news: There are social-media-herions who do. We selected 5 Instagram accounts with a serious girly sneaker fever that will help you keep up-to-date with the latest hype and goods!
About: Our first sneakerhead is Cologne based beauty, Alina, who with her fresh crepes and fierce tatoos, is defining 2017 grl pwr. The beauty of sneaker culture is that it allows females to wear dominant, aggressive looking footwear and be comfortable at the same time. Give it up for hype bae no. 1:
Shoe in your collection that you allow to get beat up. You wear it A LOT. No matter how many kicks you have, you likely wear these in the rain or when out at the club when you're twisted heavy. Pizza 3am, heavy.
Often refers to the color combination of black and red, usually associated with Jordans.
Whiter than white sneakers. Always have some coke whites in your closet for mystery.
Another word for sneakers.
Eyyy, yo, dude's got some superfresh crepes on. Don’t hurt your boyfriend's feelings by telling him you’re getting some crepes without him.
When something is very, very clean.
Slang dictionary via: coveteur.com
About: Alex is doing e-commerce for Chistopher Shannon by day and is the founder and CEO of the label ALCH by night. Miniswoosh lives for street aesthetics, and her Instagram has hardcore Berlin underground vibes with a minty hint of minimalism.
About: Natalia Infantes is the uncrowned Sneaker-Queen of Madrid, Spain. She's been a well-known stylist in Spain for many years at Salon44 and has been directing the place the last three years. Shoes and styling goes hand in hand, but Infantes is particularly obsessed with the sporty ones. Her Instagram is icy, low saturation and cool.
Employer: Helmut Lang
About: On her website, Ava considers herself as a "writer/ kinda photographer/ object maker" — and we call her a sneaker genius. Other than managing a smaller Instagram empire of 153k followers, she is the social/digital editor in the house of Helmut Lang. This account is a bit more artsy than street: engaging another type of sneakerhead with a more creative and playful approach to the scene.
When a shoe has never been worn, aka brand-new. It has been in the box and stayed in the box since you bought it. Never tried on, factory-laced.
When a pair is so dope that if you’re lucky enough, you buy more than one pair.
When something is hot or really fucking good.
Those flyknits are super FIRE on ya feet, kid!
High-tops. Top of the shoe extends over the ankle for more ankle support, like jammin’ on the court.
Someone that only follows hype. There is more buzz/hype around some sneakers than others. A hypebeast only pays attention to these kinds of releases because they’re “cooler,” which in turn often makes you a fuccboi.
When the soles of the sneaker are slightly see-through, aka icy. Icy soles are super fresh.
Slang dictionary via: coveteur.com
About: Our last topscore hype bae is Jeanne Santoli, providing us with daily doses of kick-ass-kicks. If you're in love with the 90's techno vibe and want to tap the floor in Nike Tn's, Silver Bullets or just wanna stroll in millenial pink Reeboks, you can @viewmore on her account and get lost in crazy-sneaker-heaven!
When something is so dope, at the first opportunity, you buy it.
What’s on yo feet. It’s all about dem kicks…is something you might hear in London.
When shit is so dope, it’s pretty much on fire, aka lit up.
Low-tops. Hits below the ankle. Very summer, very Malibu-vibes here.
Mid-top. Hits at pretty much the ankle. Sk8er boy.
When you combine style and ease. Steez.
Out of control or super fucking amazing.
That pair is wild. Not the same thing as wildin out or goin wild.