Here’s the thing about the WNBA’s Epiphanny Prince: Her sneaker game is just as hot as her game on the court. That’s saying a lot too, considering the 5-9 Chicago Sky standout once scored 113 points in a high school game and started for the Sky this season en route to the league Finals. In the postseason, she averaged 9.2 points per game, solid numbers but not otherworldly, and yet ask anyone in the know about the WNBA’s biggest sneakerhead and there’s only one answer: Prince. (Okay, maybe Maya Moore.)
There are a lot of great male professional athletes who are “sneakerheads.” Through free stuff, promotions, and maybe even signature sneaker lines, it seems like the more you have, the more you get. At least it feels that way. But Prince is that ultra rare breed. Not only is she a pro athlete who has legit heat in her closet — and probably tracks a lot of it down herself — she’s also female. Even in 2014, in an age where it feels like everyone is obsessed with sneakers, that alone makes her unique.
“I get hella compliments because people don’t know they actually came in my size,” female sneakerhead Janelle Morgan told me this summer. “It’s different for them to see little me in these great shoes.”
It’s true that people just aren’t yet used to seeing women rocking dope kicks. However, the culture is changing and everyone everywhere needs to step up their game. Today, we’re helping all of the guys out there. Need some swag? Please step your game up because there are more than a few ladies doing it harder than you. Epiphanny Prince is one of them. Here’s why The WNBA’s Biggest Sneakerhead Has More Heat Than You.
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