Friday, February 24, 2012
Would any of you fiends like to try a sneaker penny auction site? For those that don't know what a penny auction is, a penny auction is an auction where bidders pay-per-bid for an item and the time increases with each bid. Coming in March, a company called Sneaker-Jack will premier the first ever sneaker penny auction site! So if you are not trying to mess with long lines, or rape prices on ebay, try your luck on Sneaker Jack. Check their tumblr for their official release and news. www.sneakerjack.tumblr.com I will definitely try sneaker jack and give you all a review :)
Thanks to Jesus Ruiz for sending this in.
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Monday, February 20, 2012
The Invisible Women Project aims to collect and document the experiences of female sneaker aficionados across America. Sneaker culture is typically regarded as a hyper-masculine subculture, and although women are sneaker aficionados too, their participation is rarely acknowledged.
This research will give women a platform to speak about their experiences and give them an opportunity to voice their insights on what it is like to be a female sneaker head. Questions include: Do they believe there are any gender barriers and assumptions about women in sneaker culture? Do brands always cater to their footwear needs? Does the marketing and advertising by major brands tend to exclude or include female sneaker consumers? How many pairs do they possess and what does sneaker culture mean to them?
Women who wear sneakers highlight greater theoretical questions around gender and consumption, gender and subcultures and societies’ expectations of how women should dress and perform their identity.
If you want to get involved in the project visit the website www.invisiblewomenproject.co.uk or for more information contact Lemara at - lemara[at]me.com.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
I got to footlocker around 9, a small line had already formed. As I was standing in line I started talking to my friend and the kid in front of me. My friend and I were reminiscing about the "old" days. (I quote old because I consider myself a baby in the sneaker game. I've always had a passion for shoes but I really got into the culture, history, quality and function about 8 years ago).
8 years ago people were NOT staying in line for Jordans in Connecticut.
I do remember skipping school to pay for my all grey 4s and being able to pick them up at midnight but that's about it.
Then we talked about the transformation of sneaker stores like FootLocker and FootAction. Years ago they did not sell retros. You could get team and cross trainers. The stores were really geared to the athlete.
The young kid in front of us knew none of this, which is cool, I guess....
But he was ignorant which is what pissed me off. He said " I don't know about all that bleep I'm just getting them cuz they the newest Jordan"
I could respect someone who walks into a store and likes a shoe and buys it. But he was tootin his horn about loving kicks and being a sneakerhead so he got 0 respect from me.
The rest of my experience was awesome. I was the only girl in line, fine with me :).
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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Thursday, February 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
After that inspirational lesson from Ree, week we discussed the finance side of sneakers. I know most of you like to read sneaker blogs including FSF for upcoming sneaker releases and news but its also good to check out sneaker sites( ie Footwear news, sports one source) that are focused on the finance side of the industry. That's where the real info is! Its good to know which brands (especially the ones that you rock) are doing well in the market. Pape brought up buying stock into your favorite footwear brand, which is something I plan on doing. Hey if you like whatever brand you like so much, why not invest in it! We also go the opportunity to look at the different materials of a sneaker. There is a lot of different components of a sneaker and if one the components can't be accomplished, the designer has to re-design the sneaker. Each component of a shoe can cost up to $20-300. And that's before it hits production. So now you see why Nike is hiking up their prices.
That's my rundown for week 3 & 4. Can't wait to hear our lesson this week!
V-day is right around the corner so its time to drop hints to your significant other. Tell them to head to Claw Money for some V-day goodies! Everything is 50% off! Limited stock available so cop fast! Only at Claw Money