An Inside Look at New York City's "Sneakerhead" Culture

  • Published on Mar 18, 2013
  • The "sneakerhead" culture is exploding in the U.S. And with shoes selling for thousands of dollars, some middle school moguls are making serious bank.

Comments • 297

  • El Pervertido De la clase.

    Feo y caro.

  • Gary E. Ko
    Gary E. Ko 11 months ago

    That chubby dudes a huge pos. He says I won't take a shoe with dirt inside or no insole. The very next clip is him saying to a guy. Ya but no-one is gonna see the insole but u. As he's trying to talk the guy into buying some shit him himself said he wouldn never buy... super fail

  • Milø
    Milø Year ago

    “Nike air Yeezys” 😳😤🤮🤢

  • Ben Dover
    Ben Dover Year ago

    White boys.... LMAO

  • Zane
    Zane Year ago

    Tl;dr of the comments: Ha! You have a hobby? You’re not allowed to have fun doing something you like!

  • deivis gorelcenko

    Nike air yeezy 2s.............................. hmmmmmmmmmm

  • Daniel Kluska
    Daniel Kluska 2 years ago +2

    it inbox basketball shoes kids size 6

  • A-Aron 24
    A-Aron 24 2 years ago

    “When you make sales you have money” LEGEND

  • drock
    drock 2 years ago

    I got those fruity pebles and pb and j’s

  • Vero Acosta
    Vero Acosta 2 years ago

    They happy they paid 1,000 for trade rare limited jordans and notices there fake XD LOL

  • JD Soard
    JD Soard 2 years ago

    "Big deals no longer faze Dan"😂

  • Ki Ii
    Ki Ii 2 years ago


  • KeKeDoesn'tLoveMe
    KeKeDoesn'tLoveMe 2 years ago

    How many times have people mistaken resellers for sneakerheads

  • crap flap
    crap flap 2 years ago

    men are turning into bitches lusting after shoes aha

  • EL1T3Gamers HD
    EL1T3Gamers HD 2 years ago

    This is mostly in America for them dead ass Jordan's.

  • logan lowe
    logan lowe 2 years ago

    Solars for 1500 wtf crazy steal

  • -
    - 2 years ago

    "nike air yezzy 2s"

  • Luis Vejar 23
    Luis Vejar 23 2 years ago +1

    Is it just me or r Air Force ones waaaay to underrated.

    • MasterLuke24 Is Cool
      MasterLuke24 Is Cool Year ago

      I think they’re a little bit underrated although I don’t own a pair

  • Windex cleaner Multi flavor

    Who saw those tiffanies at the beginning

    • Windex cleaner Multi flavor
      Windex cleaner Multi flavor 2 years ago

      @Super Crazy Luis SHOW!! Me too

    • Luis Vejar 23
      Luis Vejar 23 2 years ago

      Windex cleaner Multi flavor ya I'd rather get the highs though. They cost waaaaaaaaaaaay less and I think they look cooler

  • Peyton Hornsby
    Peyton Hornsby 2 years ago


  • The Wave Family
    The Wave Family 3 years ago

    Subscribe to my channel!!

  • a9
    a9 3 years ago

    0 females

  • Monte Hood
    Monte Hood 3 years ago

    Lol he a real one ain't changing up on his ppl

  • Braulio Alvarez
    Braulio Alvarez 3 years ago +17

    this is not sneakerheads, this is resellers.

    • Alex Mondragon
      Alex Mondragon 16 days ago +1

      Braulio Alvarez how is trading reselling your just mad because you can’t afford no Hypebeast or expensive shoes

  • Daniel Ker
    Daniel Ker 3 years ago

    Dans a fatass

  • AFunnyWaffle
    AFunnyWaffle 3 years ago

    Surely everyone should be sneaker heads, why would you buy shoes you don't like

  • Jiren the grey
    Jiren the grey 3 years ago +1

    Americans bull shit they don't buy Jordan's they are cheap black people buy Jordan's I have jordans and I'm Hispanic

  • grayd98
    grayd98 3 years ago

    Why do sneakerheads seem so elitist? You guys are all shitting on this kid.

  • mark jacobs
    mark jacobs 3 years ago +3

    There like drug addicts

  • AllMightyWizard
    AllMightyWizard 3 years ago +51

    I bet some people got into fights by stepping on each other's shoes.

    • Diego Vidal
      Diego Vidal Year ago +2

      If you stepped on shoes that are worth a 1,000 it is like taking a hundred dollar bill out their wallet and ripping it in front of them

    • Luis Vejar 23
      Luis Vejar 23 3 years ago +7

      KrustyProductionz at the end of gym I was changing back into my lebrons and some kids threw them and I punched him the the face

    • Jacob Duque
      Jacob Duque 3 years ago +8

      Of course if someone steps on your all white Sneakers that cost more than a 1000

  • Dimitri Stone
    Dimitri Stone 3 years ago +24

    1500 fucking steal

  • Fabricio Jasso
    Fabricio Jasso 3 years ago


  • Scumbag Steve
    Scumbag Steve 4 years ago +4

    "I'd like to give a shout out to my rich jew mom for giving me everything I ever wanted my whole life."

  • MOB Vexxih PS3
    MOB Vexxih PS3 4 years ago

    I want those 11s 😭😭🤑🤑

  • bob miller
    bob miller 4 years ago +1

    lol that white fat ass reminds looks like this special needs kid at me school lmfao

    • Skrilldriller
      Skrilldriller 3 years ago

      +bob miller Dude there's more errors if you haven't noticed

    • bob miller
      bob miller 4 years ago

      ill take out the "looks" happy bro?

    • AJ Evans
      AJ Evans 4 years ago +2

      Lmfao before you talk about somebody learn how to write dumbass

  • angelom
    angelom 4 years ago +1

    "I paid $700 for them...". More like your parents did.

  • Flavio Rivera
    Flavio Rivera 4 years ago +3

    There fucking shoes for crying out loud !

    • Eric Schultz
      Eric Schultz Year ago

      Carlos hernandez my g you probably were 12 when you wrote that comment

    • Devan Bradley
      Devan Bradley 3 years ago +1

      +Flavio Rivera go back to Mexico you ignorant piece of shit.

    • Edgar Patricio
      Edgar Patricio 3 years ago

      +Flavio Rivera now he mad

    • Flavio Rivera
      Flavio Rivera 3 years ago

      i own your mom

    • Edgar Patricio
      Edgar Patricio 3 years ago +1

      He probably doesn't even own a pair

  • Isaiah Quidilla
    Isaiah Quidilla 4 years ago +3

    Can't wait to see what happens when they reach that point in their lives that there's actually more things out there than a plastic and rubber sole between your feet and pavement. As a 21 year-old that used to be like that I immediately stopped because even though they're $1000 they're not even comfortable to walk in. Now I hit up Nike factory outlet stores for some cheap shoes but still look nice.

  • Isaiah Quidilla
    Isaiah Quidilla 4 years ago +15

    That little chunky white kid is ridiculous. If he already got a two bids for $800 then why is he at a con where he's obviously not gonna get close to that?

    • victor chansan
      victor chansan 3 years ago

      i think he was trying to trade for those yeezys

    • Raymond Chow
      Raymond Chow 4 years ago +4

      +Isaiah Quidilla Because you can ultimately encounter a person that would pay even more or have something worth to trade. Expand your possibilities and look at your options.

    • Im Sevsyy
      Im Sevsyy 4 years ago

      That's not necessarily true, he could get that or even higher

    FRANKIE LEMUS 4 years ago +1

    I could get those corks for 275$

  • Solemolester001
    Solemolester001 4 years ago +3

    Is anyone else noticing a huge price drop in sneakers? Like Concords being a steady $500 and I've found ds for $250ish, or how OG's don't mean a thing unless it's coming out next Saturday? I blame hype beasts, u notice the guy stating sneaker heads are people who love the shoe. Now a days it's what "everyone" thinks or says what's hot... Idk just what I'm seeing....

    • Isaiah Quidilla
      Isaiah Quidilla 4 years ago +1

      @Solemolester001 It's partly due to Jordan coming out with several restocks and also due to people just refusing to spend $500 these days or just flat out not buying them from a retailer in the first place.

  • Wesout
    Wesout 4 years ago

    Peep the doernbecher 1's at 1:14

  • mikeandmars2345
    mikeandmars2345 4 years ago +15


  • jesus costa
    jesus costa 4 years ago +14

    Shout to my friends kid didn't even mention his mom like if he friends pay for the roof over his head

  • ye
    ye 4 years ago

    Dan is a hypebeast

  • Big Swings
    Big Swings 4 years ago

    good video

  • Tanner Snyder
    Tanner Snyder 4 years ago

    The Jordan's at the end are fake af

  • Paul Faherty
    Paul Faherty 4 years ago +62

    Did that guy really just say he refuses to take a sneaker without the insole and then immediately tries convincing a guy that the insole doesn't matter? smh

    • Drip4Sale shoes
      Drip4Sale shoes 11 months ago +2

      It's called business

    • speier
      speier 2 years ago +6

      respect the hustle but resellers are garbage humans in general

    • CrazeAnimations8
      CrazeAnimations8 2 years ago +8

      Paul Faherty finessing + hustle = $$$

    • Dr Azyah
      Dr Azyah 4 years ago +10

      @Paul Faherty they said some rules are ment to be broke

  • Paul Jorge
    Paul Jorge 4 years ago +16

    LMAOOO that white fat nigga said dmp 6s go for 700 I'm done

  • Fresh
    Fresh 4 years ago

    whats the song playing in the back cause its hard af

  • John Jones
    John Jones 5 years ago +2

    Good Thing i now live in Europe, nothing of this crap, you just wake up on the release date, go to the nearest nike or footlocker store, and you are all set, if you feel a little lazy, you can always cop online. though nowadays, retros and other exclusives sells within a week, before they just sit on the shelves for weeks, guess the hype is slowly getting in Europe.

    • John Jones
      John Jones 4 years ago

      @Mike Ramos shhhhhhhhh!

    • Mike Ramos
      Mike Ramos 4 years ago +1

      and by the way, i get what John jones means, that you brits are really not considered part of the EU, you guys are on your own actually like Switzerland, only Switzerland is a better country.

    • Mike Ramos
      Mike Ramos 4 years ago

      @Scott Finnerty you forgot about the J's! lol i thought you were talking about the J's and how you don't believe they sit on the shelves

    • Scott Finnerty
      Scott Finnerty 4 years ago

      @Mike Ramos In isolation maybe on the whole this isn't the case.

    • Scott Finnerty
      Scott Finnerty 4 years ago

      @John Jones And you my friend are the dumbest person I've conversed with in sometime. Please don't respond I'll only make you look stupid....again.

  • ThEiLLtechNICIAN
    ThEiLLtechNICIAN 5 years ago +2

    I wouldn't associate myself with these clowns. I just wear my kicks on and off court and that's it. Only way I would be selling any of my sneakers is if I was about to lose my house or desperately needed money. He'll I even gave alot of them away to my cousins and my little bro becuase we wear the same size. Only shoes people, come on!

  • Ladiesman217
    Ladiesman217 5 years ago

    Gotdamn hypebeast

  • Mitchell Allen
    Mitchell Allen 5 years ago

    Don't listen to these dudes all of these guys are just jealous that you are making money and there on food stamps

    RAF † OWENS 5 years ago

    Lol the parents always say the same things like "it's a good learning experience". and they spoil the kids it's ridiculous and funny at the same time when they think they know what they are talking about but they don't like i said shits ridiculous.

    • RAF † OWENS
      RAF † OWENS 5 years ago

      Yea that's true I guess

    • David Lee
      David Lee 5 years ago +1

      @Twayne Sneakerhead hey when you have rich parents lol
      money aint a thing

    • RAF † OWENS
      RAF † OWENS 5 years ago +1

      Hey everyone has something they have a passion for and mine is shoes so whatever man, but the kids dont have knowlege of the shoes they buy they just buy it because they want to fit in and its just mindblowing how ridiculous they look when they talk about something they really have no love for.

      YOUTUBESUCKS 5 years ago

      @***** Even if it isn't true, how are you gonna hate on a parent who worked all their life, and made enough money to buy their kid some sneakers. Good luck with your sneaker business, cuz your a true sneakerhead right? hope it pays the bills

    • David Lee
      David Lee 5 years ago

      @RUclipSUCKS you believe that shit?

  • Daniel Steininger
    Daniel Steininger 5 years ago

    Sole exchange is one of the best shows

  • Eric N
    Eric N 5 years ago

    i wonder if that kid knows the story be hind the shoes or anyone there smh HYPEBEAST

    • Marcos Valencia
      Marcos Valencia 5 years ago

      @ThEiLLtechNICIAN ROSS actually buys B grade shoes people have found crazy sneakers their like cherry 11 lows and kilroy 9s and stuff for like 40$

    • ThEiLLtechNICIAN
      ThEiLLtechNICIAN 5 years ago +1

      @SneakerHead Sam "your salty becuase the kid has heat, and all you have is GRs" you win the hypebeast award of the year with that comment. Just wear what you like, whether they are GR, QS, or pay less shoes. I garantee if sneakers like the yeezys weren't hyped and had kanye ' s name on them, they would be on the Ross rack right now, but I salute those who own them that actually like them. Imo they are worthless. Rather have a pair of hyperdunks to ball in. It's function over fashion imo. But that's just my opinion. There are certain kicks that were hard to get, and I couldn't get them, becuase I either struck out, didn't have the money at the time, or just didn't feel like going through the hassle. But for the most part, the sneakers that are limited/hyped and hard to get, I don't like them and don't want them.

    • Marcos Valencia
      Marcos Valencia 5 years ago

      @Eric Noa ik right some little kids know zero about the shoes but still get um

    • Nigerian 2k King
      Nigerian 2k King 5 years ago

      @Eric Noa This is standard shit...You question his knowledge & the authenticity of his kicks because you are jealous. Anybody with a brain knows this. Who cares if he knows anything about the shoe. As long as he buys what he likes why do you care? I mean we already know the answer to that but you have no need to worry about what is on his feet. And which shoe are you referring to that is fake? If youre talking about the dmps then explain why.

    • Nigerian 2k King
      Nigerian 2k King 5 years ago

      @Eric Noa It's pretty obvious that you're hating on this kid cause of the shoes he has and that he has better kicks than you. No need deny've made it so damn obvious.

  • Carlos Castillo
    Carlos Castillo 5 years ago +4

    too bad his concords are fake @ 2:59

  • FixedChamp
    FixedChamp 5 years ago +27

    lmao!!!!! That opening line is corny AF

  • Baraka Gitari
    Baraka Gitari 5 years ago

    I kept on seeing the supreme guys