I grew up with a very different sneaker mentality than I have now.
I used to think you could never have enough.
But the days of the insatiable sneakerhead are limited.
I’m to blame.
How about you?
I want to own up to my part in feeding greedy the belly of the fashion industry without any thought of environmental impact.
The shakeup that was 2020 changed my outlook. Scrolling through instagram and reddit filled me with angst. My usual feed of abundant sneaker shelves and shoebox stacks saddled me with heaviness.
My once spacious apartment closed in on me. Angry, unworn shoes growled from their dusty perch. So I stopped buying so much, and it felt GREAT.
ARE SNEAKER COLLECTIONS WRONG? NO.
Having too many sneakers isn’t proof that you’re a sneakerhead.
MY COLLECTION IS ENOUGH AND IT SERVES AS A REMINDER OF MY ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT.
DOES THAT MEAN I’LL NEVER BUY SHOES AGAIN?
OF COURSE NOT.
BUT BEFORE BUYING:
Think about your needs.
Then wait a month.
IF THAT PRODUCT STILL MATTERS,
THEN MAYBE BUY IT.
IT’S TIME FOR HYPE CULTURE TO SUPPORT THE NEXT BIG THING:
Do what’s right for the planet.
NO DROP CAN COMPETE WITH EARTH.
SO NEXT TIME I HAVE THE ITCH FOR RETAIL THERAPY:
I’ll do something great >>>
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