Meet Bri!

RESPECT! That is what women deserve in the sneaker community so my goal is for you to meet some of these women via my blog so you can get an understanding on how they feel. There are 3 major questions that come to mind for this topic:

What does respect female sneakerheads mean to you?

Who is one woman in the sneaker community you look up to and why?

If you could change one thing about how women are treated and/or perceived in the sneaker community, what would it be?

Who else is better to learn from then the women within the community? Today we will hear from Bri, also known as @_britenkee . Bri is not only a sneakerhead with amazing style but she is also an awesome mother! Let’s hear what respect female sneakerheads means to Bri!

@_britenkee

What does respect female sneakerheads mean to you?

Respect Female Sneakerheads means INCLUSIVITY. Understanding that we as sneaker lovers are one collective community and shouldn’t be separated by gender roles. In retrospect sneaker heads are looked at as something only our male counterparts can be; but looking at the term itself – “Respect” is all about being able to admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.”

Who is one woman in the sneaker community you look up to and why?

Like I’m sure most have said or will say, how do you just chose one, there are so many dope females in this community it’s just not possible or fair Lol. However two young ladies that speak close to me, both attended the same University as I did (UNC-Greensboro), each at slightly different times but it’s been an amazing journey to watch each of them grow and evolve respectfully past our college years. Derria (@dlolo) and Vashti (@_vashtialiyah) are both two of the flyest when it comes to the sneaker and fashion game, they never miss a beat. @dolo who has since taken her talents to L.A can keep us on trend at the drop of a dime. While @_vashtialiyah is certainly blazing trails as a young professional at Adidas, and can easily be seen as “Misses Put it on”. Let me not forget to mention a few other ladies that are truly dope in this community and have definitely inspired me: @chicinsneaks, @melissachanel, @simplykiah, @cassidyw83, @aleaimay, and the list certainly goes on.

If you could change one thing about how women are treated and/or perceived in the sneaker community, what would it be?

Again, I’ll use the term inclusivity. To put things in context, not all women want to wear only pink shoes when a woman’s shoe silhouette is released. Let’s broaden the horizons a little, let’s start digging a little deeper. Give the women full size runs in shoes without us having to order kids sizes, that sometimes we still can’t get our hands on. Let’s also not forget not all women can even wear kids sizes. Not only looking at the shoes themselves, let’s also continue to shed a brighter light in the world of branding while true equality can’t be resonated among many until women are uplifted at the same levels as the male audience.

@_britenkee

These words from women in the sneaker community MATTER and I hope the words from Bri have truly given you insight on where she stands when it comes to women getting the respect they deserve in the sneaker community. It is important for the brands to know and understand how we feel because if we do not speak on it, we may not see the change we want!

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