Meet Cay

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 Cay, also known as @kicks4fresh on Instagram. She is also the owner of FRESH KREATIONZ CLOTHING!

@kicks4fresh

What does respect female sneakerheads mean to you?

Great question Tay! Respect female sneakerheads means exactly what it says. Respect us, highlight us, give us credit on our innovative ideas, FRESH FITS and trends set, let us know we belong in the sneaker community, and serve as our allies. I get so much hate from MEN on my sneaker Instagram page about MY choice to wear sneakers over “heels/cute womanly sandals…” that it becomes very tiring and truly annoying. We must collectively work to change the narrative to become more inclusive of our interests and how we choose to express ourselves through footwear.

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

There are many women in the sneaker community that I look up to. Far too many to name and I don’t want to leave anyone out. What I will say is that most are your everyday baddies such as all my black and brown sole sistas on Instagram. Everyone’s style is unique; they all have great personalities, and they way we support each other with securing these pairs baybbeee is it AMAZING! I love us and so thankful for the camaraderie built.

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

I wish people would stop assuming our sexual orientation and our knowledge (or lack of) when it comes to sneakers. Far too many times, we are unfairly stereotyped and labeled JUST BECAUSE WE WEAR SNEAKERS!!! Like c’mon now, they do know sneakers come in women’s sizing, right? Let it be known, we’re not tolerating this in 2022.

@kicks4fresh

Be sure to give her a follow on IG at the link below :

https://instagram.com/kicks4fresh?utm_medium=copy_link

Head over to YouTube to Check out her YouTube channel for all things sneaker related. Don’t forget to subscribe to her channel at the link below!

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCXkHbSzV-cUOeyww0OXdbbA

Meet Chic In Sneaks

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 Kiara, also known as chicinsneaks on IG. Kiara is a woman who not only has genuine love for sneakers but also has a way of telling a story; her story telling captures you and keeps you coming back for more owith each series she drops. Check out what she has to say when it comes to Respect Female Sneakerheads

@chicinsneaks

What does respect female sneakerheads mean to you?

Personally, it means we deserve seats at allllll of the tables. Content wise, board room, design and storytelling. Respect our ideas, our sneaker closets and us as women in general. Afford women the same opportunities to enhance the brands that we patronize so heavily. We shouldn’t have to prove why we deserve space here.

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

I pull inspiration from so many women, but the ones that are top of mind are Kimmiski @kimmiskiart, Passion @_artdealher, Mo @mobumbbbaaa, Janyne @sneakervibesonly, Ny @solelyaboutnyyyy, Lee @iknowlee, Kia @thenotoriouskia.

There are so many talented ass women in this space that offer more than a good outfit. Don’t get me wrong, we love a good lewk..but I also appreciate how these women appear to incorporate their authentic selves into their content. This space is filled with women that empower each other, use their gifts and serve as inspiration to others along the way. I love to see it and I’m glad I’m gang!

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

As a creative, we are multifaceted and all have so many different interests. Don’t put us in a box or have a limited expectation about what we bring to this space. Every woman is unique in her choice of expression, style and content. Being a Black woman, we know this culture would not exist without us. Appreciate the flavors we serve on a regular!

@chicinsneaks

Be sure to give Kiara a follow on IG: https://instagram.com/chicinsneaks?utm_medium=copy_link

Women’s History Month: Aleali May

In honor of Women’s History Month I want to give props to women who are opening doors and showing the world that women can do anything, LITERALLY!

To all my fellow ladies who love sneakers just as much as I do, you probably already know about the young lady I am going to speak about! To my fellow readers who aren’t that into sneakers, please take the time to read about this young lady who is making history in a male dominated world!!

Aleali May, born in Los Angeles on July 10, 1992, is a woman who gives hope to all women who love sneakers and shows us how taking over a male dominated industry isn’t impossible!

This young lady became the first female collaborator for Air Jordan’s: for both women’s and men’s! This is a major major accomplishment because it breaks the barriers and opens up so many doors for other women who aspire to accomplish things that may seem impossible. Making your way in a something that’s so heavily dominated by men speaks volumes!

Shoutout to you Aleali!

Twitter: @alealimay
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Aleali May” First pair released in collaboration with Jordan!
Air Jordan 1 Court Lux High OG “Aleali May” Second release in collaboration with Jordan!
RELEASE DATE: March 2019, third release in collaboration with Jordan!

Sneaker Craze

Adidas Consortium NMD City Sock 2

Release Date: March 11, 2017

Retail Price: $210

The Adidas brand, a German sportswear company, has a collection entitled Adidas Consortium. A new program called the Sneaker Exchange was launched, by the collection, to have 2 retailers team up to co-desgin 2 pairs of limited edition sneakers. This collection is made up of footwear that is designed by some of the most well known names, stores, and brands in the sneaker world such as Kith, Slam Jam, Sole Box, NAKED, SneakersnStuff, etc.

New York City Retailer Kith and Women’s sneaker specialist NAKED teamed up to create the NMD City Sock 2 which is now apart of the Adidas Consortium. The sock like sneaker comes in a pink and a sandstone color.

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Where can I purchase this shoe?

Buy here now: eBay.com

Buy here now: https://www.kixify.com/kith-x-naked-x-adidas-nmd-city-sock-2-pink

*all pictures used are from Sneakernews.com

Let Tay Tell It

Sneaker Craze Saturdaze

Air Jordan 13 Black Cat

Th Air Jordan 13 Black Cat is insipred by the Black Panther. The outsole is meant to represent a Panthers paw and the hologram on the shoe is meant to represent the color of the animals eye. Many people would refer to Micheal Jordan’s moves on the court to that of a car and his friends would refer to him as “the black cat”, ironic right ?

Features 

*Black Suede on the base 

*Black Cat graphic on the insole 

*3M reflective detailing 

Release date: January 21, 2017

Price: 190$

Where can I purchase this shoe?

Any major retail store such as Nike, Footlocker, Champs, Finishline, etc.

For Jordan lovers like myself, this shoe is a show stopper for sure and should definitely be apart of the collection, wouldn’t you agree?