Sneakerheads Show Sole Devotion To Footwear (Julia)

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“I wear shoes out that most people don’t have,” Wang said. “You have what other people want. That is part of what drives sneakerheads.”

Keith Hufnagel, a professional skateboarder who owns Huf boutique, agreed that small stores like his are important for big shoe companies and enable them to create a bigger buzz for their products. “They are catering to this business because it makes their brands cool,” Hufnagel said. “Having people line up to buy their shoes helps their image.”


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