Inside Mumbai’s hidden world of sneakerheads: The term’sneakerheads’ has acquired significance in metropolitan centres as a result of the growing impact of sneaker culture in India, which is mostly influenced by the west.
What does it take to become one? City sneaker collectors show off their prized collections, discuss market methods, and share community stories.”Sneakerheads aren’t simply people who own a lot of shoes. Every pair of sneakers has a backstory that adds to its worth beyond the price tag.
“You can be a sneakerhead with only one pair if you know the history of that sneaker,” says Yash Anand, a Mumbai-based designer and student. In May 2020, the 21-year-old found his ever-growing passion for footwear when he purchased his first Adidas Yeezy inspired by Kanye West, and “has never looked back since.”