The game is changing.
Sure, some of that is obvious. Spring is finally here — hopefully — and there are sneakerheads everywhere rejoicing about being able to bust out many of the sneakers they had momentarily retired for the winter. You have Kanye West changing the game for good with his first signature sneaker at adidas, the Yeezy Boost. There are new voices, new kicks, new trends, new styles that all feel like they’re about to hop off in 2015. Much of that came together during NBA All-Star Weekend when New York City hosted both the NBA’s biggest weekend of the year and Fashion Week.
However, it’s not just the fellas making moves, either. Female sneakerheads are here making their own lanes and many of them are doing it by being super creative, super knowledgeable, and super fresh. It’s not about just copping a pair of hyped kicks to show out on the ‘gram. Many of these ladies would put your collection — and just about anyone else’s — to shame.
Take Janelle Morgan, for instance. The size 6 sneakerhead — killing it on IG at @jcheyenne_ — reps the West Coast and currently has over 60 pairs of sneakers. (She also owns over 26K IG followers.). She is currently busy rocking her favorite sneaker of all, the Air Jordan III, as well as staying on the lookout for hard-to-track-down colorways of the Reebok Question, Allen Iverson‘s best sneaker.
“A lot of people look down on us,” she says of the perception toward female sneakerheads, “especially on a lot of the newbies that are coming in. But I really hope they let us branch out just like they did, give us the knowledge and hopefully that will work towards keeping the sneaker community strong.”
Well, if her style is any indication, she deserves props from everyone.
We caught up with Morgan via email and asked her a few questions about how female sneakerheads are changing the game this year.
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image via @jcheyenne_