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Socialized Sneaker

"Sneakerhead" culture forms communities through networking events

Implications - Sneakerhead cultures are creating and attending specialty networking events as a way to enhance engagement between individuals and groups within this space. With this culture originating from shared interests in basketball, hip hop, and footwear, the establishment of multifaceted sneaker-specific networking events is an acceleration of the consumer desire for connecting and collaborating on their more niche interests, as a way to feel a sense of belonging and community.
Workshop Question - How can your brand tap into existing cultures to create social networking experiences?
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Underground Sneaker Events
Underground Sneaker Events
adidas Originals' EQT Sneaker Release Was Hosted in a Parking Garage
Drawing inspiration from underground raves, adidas Originals hosted its latest EQT sneaker release party inside a Toronto hotel’s parking garage. The evening celebrated the launch of the brand&#... MORE
VR Sneaker Galleries
VR Sneaker Galleries
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Six Hundred Four, a sneaker brand that partners with local artists to create limited-edition sneakers, launched a virtual reality sneaker gallery experience that offers a fun way for consumers to... MORE
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Solebox Sells an Nike Air Max Silhouette from a Matching Van
With the highly anticipated release of Sean Wotherspoon’s Nike Air Max 1/97, Berlin-based shop Solebox utilizes an alternative retail method that brings customers, shop and brand closer... MORE
AR Concert Sneaker Drops
AR Concert Sneaker Drops
Kendrick Lamar's Cortez Kenny III Will Be Available During His Concert
The new Cortez Kenny III sneakers by Kendrick Lamar will give fans a unique buying experience that leverages AR and live concert experiences. During Top Dawg Entertainment’s Championship tour,... MORE
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Pop-Up Sneaker Hotels
Converse's 'One Star Hotel' Boasts Style, Sneakers and Special Guests
Generally speaking, travelers avoid accommodations that have received low ratings from previous guests, but the ‘One Star Hotel’ from Converse sets itself apart as something else entirely.... MORE
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Gamified Sneaker Experiences
'Reactland' Expresses the "Bounce" of the Nike 'Epic React' Style
In order to show what sets the new Nike Epic React model apart from other performance footwear designs, Wieden Kennedy Shanghai created the ‘Reactland’ experience for Nike. Gym-goers... MORE

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