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Sneakerheads Are Connoisseurs In The Sport Shoes Industry

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Erik Mclean
Sneaker collectors will spend anywhere from a few hundred dollars for the Louis Vuitton Nike Air Jordan 1 athletic shoes above or thousands for limited edition kicks.

New or used, investing in sneakers "is more trustworthy than a 401K," says a Lawrence retailer.

From the original 1984 Air Jordans to this year's Dior, "the sneaker culture has always been a part of certain communities," according to Adam Compo of WyCo Vintage. Get a tutorial on what makes a pair of kicks collectible, what gives them value and what gets people started on collecting them.

  • Adam Compo, co-owner, WyCo Vintage
  • Patrick Klima, co-owner, WyCo Vintage
  • Billy Louiselle, owner, Uncommon Sole
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