Do Celebrities Help Or Hurt The Sneaker Culture?

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How much of an impact has celebrities had on the current culture?

Do I think most the influence in today’s culture is from celebrities? Yes

Are there individuals out there that still buy what they like no matter who’s gonna wear them? Yes

Very few far in between, this new aged culture is definitely shaped by celebrities for sure.

Celebrities definitely help the business side by hyping up shoes. However I don’t think they do anything for the culture, in reality this recent trend where every celeb is a sneaker head/ fashion icon has been disastrous for the culture.

Do Celebrities Help Or Hurt The Sneaker Culture?

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Comments (16)
LDB
LDB

The only celebrity I respect as a true sneakerhead & Fashion Icon is
Wale. He’s deeply rooted in the culture, everyone follow his blueprint! NO
CAP!!!!!!!

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DAMRUFF
DAMRUFF

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I mean since the sneaker culture is now mainstream celebrities and everything else that comes with it will influence the culture. I personally can’t say if they hurt or help because I do me regardless but speaking generally I guess they help it because it keeps the culture relevant.

$Matt
$Matt

They definitely keep sneakers relevant. Its up to you though to sift through the BS and buy/wear what you truly like.

G-Roc
G-Roc

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G-Roc
G-Roc

Editor

A really good question.

Celebs 100% help with trends/hype and drive business for brands. However, to the question of do they help or hurt sneaker culture? That's a complex question.

I'd say they help brands and I wouldn't say hurt sneaker culture but def puts certain things on a much bigger stage causing a shoe to become more popular which can mean it's harder to get.

Virgil posted a photo of himself wearing the Terra Humara. I said "Nooooooooo" when I saw the pic because I'm pretty sure I know what that means smh

I enjoy having low key classics or shoes that are deemed "cool" to people who only follow trends/hype. I don't like that part of the game but I get it. Ish made me feel a way when I saw the photo last night

Airmaxman
Airmaxman

Great debate. I’m neutral. Celebs have been intertwined in the sneaker culture since early on (Run DMC) and def have their place in the game. Love seeing the real ones get a deal. BUT I 100% agree that how it’s being pushed/marketed today is sickening. All these celebs today are not into sneakers/fashion and you can tell.