Meet Aisha

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 Aisha, also known as @soleofkicks on Instagram. Aisha has an amazing sneaker collection and she always gives us a good look to go with the sneakers. Let’s see what Respect Female Sneakerheads means to her!

@soleofkicks

What does respect female sneakerheads mean to you?

To me, Respect Female Sneakerheads means giving women the rightful respect they deserve. It’s in the exact wording. Don’t undermine our intelligence and assume just because we are women you can school us on sneakers. Also don’t question why we are into sneakers and if we really have sneaker knowledge. Speaking as someone who does, it can be offensive but also if someone doesn’t..why do you care? If respect was given to women in general we wouldn’t have to demand it in the sneaker community.

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

I can’t name one because each day I am being exposed to just how vast this sneaker community of women are. I love to discover us, especially black women who are as myself authentically being ourselves and just so dope in our own way. Some celebs I have always looked up to for their style and contribution to sneakers would hands down be Teyana Taylor and Vashtie Kola. When I was in middle school trying to discover black women who wore sneakers, they were the only two who I felt truly represented me and my love for sneakers, fashion, and streetwear.

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

I hate how women who wear sneakers are sometimes perceived. When did it become a requirement for all women to wear heels? So I would change the perception many have of women who prefer to wear sneakers. No we didn’t get into sneakers because of a man. No a man isn’t contributing to our collection. Most of us truly put in the footwork to obtain our pairs, mainly taking Ls. Also the statement .. “oh you only have those because you wear a kids size”. GS sizes are selling out faster and have a higher resale value these days. I want there to stop being so many assumptions and more facts being told.

@soleofkicks

Be sure to give her a follow on IG:

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

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Meet Cassidy

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 Cassidy, an awesome mom and the managing editor of CNK Daily. CNK Daily is a black owned brand serving women in street wear and sneakers.

@cassidyw83

What does respect female sneakerheads mean to you?

It means cultivating an inclusive space for women’s voices to be heard. I love that the message is so clear and that we’re understanding the power of a unified front in sneaker/streetwear spaces. Our stories, passions, and experiences have helped mold this space for years. We aren’t new to the game.

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

Wow, there are sooo many amazing women doing things to elevate the sneaker community. If I had to choose one today, I’d say @imsimplyB. She is an OG when it comes to sneakers and has created some amazing products for the sneaker community. Most importantly, she uses her platform to bring women to the forefront and keeps it real with real advocacy for seasoned and novice sneaker lovers.

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

I am a big proponent of representation in the sneaker community. There are endless ways that sneakers create community and representation has to start in the board room. From there, it can trickle down to management and more creative roles within sneaker brands. Women are so multifaceted, we can’t be pigeonholed to one thing in sneakers. The more young Black and brown girls that can see themselves in sneaker jobs and campaigns, the better we stay rooted in connection and authenticity for the long haul.

@cassidyw83

Be sure to give Cassidy a follow on IG:

https://instagram.com/cassidyw83?utm_medium=copy_link

Check out CNK Daily at the link below:

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

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

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Meet Danielle

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 Danielle, also known as @danicalifornia10 on IG.

@danicalifornia10

What does respect female sneakerheads mean to you?

Respect to me means respect ALL females who enjoy the love of kicks. It doesn’t matter if they’re just starting their sneaker collection or have been collecting for years. Every one of us had to get a start somewhere. So tired of hearing the “oh you was a baby when MJ wore these” or “you didn’t camp out to get these.” Yes, I was in diapers when MJ started out his career with the Bulls, and no I didn’t camp out. However, that doesn’t make my love for sneakers any less than someone who was around when MJ made “the shot” in ‘89 or camped out for them. Through IG, I have been fortunate enough to speak with sneakerheads from around the world, and not going to lie some of the OGs have been the kindest souls and hype up the newbies.

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

I definitely don’t just have one woman I look up to – I look up to a variety of women. I would say career wise @coop_kel. She is a Merch Director for Nike HQ (omfg goals.) I love her kick collection and how she styles her kicks in a work appropriate way, which has definitely influenced my work style. For women I engage with on IG and who I immediately followed when I saw their profiles are @sneakervibesobly @lefthandglam @key2ursoul. Yo, these women are Queens! Super humble, know their sneakers, and each has a distinct style that I love. I love @sneakervibesonly with her sock collection and just building people up, @lefthandglam has saved me some money by showing me affordable ways to dress up my kicks, and @key2ursole collection is literal fire and she keeps her posts so real.

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

The one thing I would change about how women are perceived in the community is for the ones who are just in it for the resell, the” clout” to wear some Travis’s or Yeezy’s, or my all time favorite the ones who get genuinely mad about a women’s release…please step aside we know who you are and you guys make this so frustrating for people who genuinely love sneakers. We should all be building each other up instead of criticizing every little thing.

@danicalifornia10

Be sure to give her a follow on IG: https://instagram.com/danicalifornia10?utm_medium=copy_link

Meet Sneakervibesonly

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 Janyne, also known as @sneakervibesonly on IG, a woman who shares her love of sneakers, she reminds her followers how precious life is and how important it is to treat everyone with kindness and she is also a huge mental health advocate.

@sneakervibesonly

What does respect female sneakerheads mean to you?

Women make the sneaker community dope, just as much as anyone else. So to me, it means respecting our style, creativity, and passion for sneakers, while acknowledging our purpose in contributing invaluable insight, innovative concepts, and life experience to the community overall. Shoutout to you Tay, for creating this safe space, as a way for women to be shown respect within the sneaker community!

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

I have been so fortunate to meet so many inspiring women, who I truly admire for their style, confidence, and beautiful spirit. If I started to name one, I’d end up naming hundreds for sure. Thankfully, my Sole-Sisters know who they are, and I truly am so grateful we connected. Those phenomenal women show up for me and encourage me to step out of my comfort zone, present my best self, always pursue my dreams, and do it while rocking fly fits and kicks!

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

I really wish that everyone would just empower instead of judging or tearing down one another. We all have unique gifts, styles, and personalities that should be respected and celebrated. So, I truly believe if we took the time and energy to empower other women and what they bring to the table, we would be unstoppable in this community!

@sneakervibesonly

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

Meet Monika

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 Monika, a woman who not only has an amazing sneaker collection but also a nice vinyl collection; she provides her followers with a lot of history on old school music artists

@Monika.wav

What does respect female sneakerheads mean to you?

Women are passionate about the sneakers just like men and we should be given props and well deserved respect. Always give encouragement to a person, no matter where the person comes from, what’s their life situation, their profession or financial status. Everyone deserves to be a part of this community if true passion and love are shown. Everyone has their own pace and they shouldn’t compare to others.

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

It’s easier to name five women than just one. I’ve met so many inspiriting women in this space. They made me feel welcome. I have a sense of belonging. Each woman is unique and different. They are being authentic in representing their spirits, life stories and giving support to others as well. One of them is Kiah @simplykiah with her SNKR facts. Giving us knowledge while showing off her awesome sneaker collection. I love Kiara @chicinsneaks and her sneaker content. She has an amazing storytelling ability. Kai Nicole is very passionate about sneakers and her brand @sneakermess. She’s a host of Sneaker chat. I love that she includes others from the community in her IG lives. Janyne @sneakervibesonly is an amazing woman. She’s a host of Good for the Sole Convos on IG. She always shines a light on the importance of mental health. When mentioning advocates for mental health, I have to mention Key @key2ursole She’s a phenomenal collector. I love the versatility in her collection and how she’s not afraid to be her true self.

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

I would change the treatment female sneakerheads get from men who just hopped on the sneaker trend. All they care about is getting the latest heat. They get surprised when you show the knowledge they didn’t know existed.

@Monika.wav

Be sure to give her a follow on IG: Monika.wav

Meet Founder and Creator of If_I_Cant_Wear_Snkrs

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 Christina, creator and founder of If_I_Cant_Wear_Snkrs. Christina is a woman who makes every effort to provide women with a safe space within the sneaker community and her social media is also dedicated to giving women information on many different sneaker releases.

@if_i_cant_wear_snkrs

What does respect female sneakerheads mean to you?

To respect all women within the sneaker community regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, body type, and experience. Respect shouldn’t be something that has to be earned, it should be a given.

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

Unfortunately I can’t just choose one woman, I have to choose two. The women of CNK Daily, Cassidy and Channing, are such an inspiration to me. From the platform they’ve built, their business moves, to the knowledge they provide, their interviews, to how they welcome any and every woman within the sneaker community with open arms is so refreshing to see. They navigate thru the sneaker community with such class and thoughtfulness. Always uplifting other women (especially women of color). I remember when Channing reached out to me with a simple “So proud of what you’re doing” during a time where I wanted to throw in the towel and it meant the world to me. I remember when Cassidy recommended some books to me about mediation as well. Kind gestures like that are few and far between.

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

If it’s one thing that I could change about the sneaker community is the competitiveness. Especially among other women within the community. This community is big enough for everyone and we can all win when our time comes. In the meantime continue to support and amplify other women and I guarantee you will get it back in return.

Be sure to give her page a follow: @if_i_cant_wear_snkrs

If you are interested in following a page that provides a safe space and sneaker drop information, then this is most definitely one of the best pages on IG for the ladies who love sneakers!

Meet SneakerFreakSyd

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 SneakerFreakSyd, a woman who is not only making her mark in the sneaker community but also a social/digital media genius!

@sneakerfreaksyd

What does respect female sneakerheads mean to you?

To me, it’s a mantra of awareness that women also have a strong foundation and have built supportive communities in a male dominant space. It’s three simple words that shed light on all the amazing women who continue to have a voice through creativity and style in the sneaker industry.

Who is one woman in the Sneaker Community you look up to and why?

There are honestly so many, whether it’s because of their creativity, their platform or just showing their authentic selves through the connection of sneakers. But if I had to pick just one I would say Christina from @if_i_cant_wear_snkrs. The platform she’s created to not only connect women but keep them informed without a team and without being paid is just a true testament and example of the force women are in the sneaker culture.

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

One thing that I would change is that we always have to have “a hint of girly girl” in our style or our preference of sneakers down to color ways and silhouettes. There’s so much diversity in the who, what, when, where, why and how we are connected to this space. It’s a lot more than us just being girls in cute shoes.

Be sure to give her a follow on IG: SneakerFreakSyd

If you’re interested in growing your brand and presence on social media follow her business page, Digital319

Why do we as women continue to be friends with women who constantly judge us for simply being ourselves

Often times we stay in friendships God has been trying to pull us out of for so long. Holding on is always worse then letting go but I know how hard letting go can be because I’ve been there. You hope that the people you call friends will love you, respect you, treat you how you treat them, and simply be there for you but sometimes that isn’t always the case. In situations like this it’s best to trust God or else you’ll deal with more then God intends for you to deal with.

Often times it can be confusing especially if you’re someone like me who really takes friendships seriously. I don’t use the word friend loosely and I would do anything for my friends so when it isn’t reciprocated I take it hard.

One thing that I know I can count on are the friends I do have that show me love no matter what. I have friends who support me and correct me with love, friends who have taken the time to get to know me for me and love me for me and I’m truly appreciative of every single one of them.

Any friend I’ve lost, it’s never any hard feelings because I’ve become the type of woman who can walk away from things and people with my head held high. I know who I am and whose I am and I know what type of friend I am.

Never allow anyone to make you feel bad for being who you are! ❤️

Women’s History Month: Supa

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!

Today I would like to recognize Raynell Steward, also known as Supa. She is a mom, a fiancé soon to be wife, a boss, a friend, a sister, winner of the Social Hustle Award from BET, and most importantly a woman who shares her knowledge freely with the world! If you don’t know about her then you’ve been living under a rock. This beautiful boss lady is the CEO of The Crayon Case and just last year, on cyber Monday she made $1 million dollars selling her products. Just recently Supa broke her own record with her Taxmas sell making $1.37 million in less then 2 hours.

Supa has touched a lot of people, she builds relationships with her fans, she’s extremely humble, and she continues to break barriers and open doors all while being who she is and staying true to herself! Let’s take the time to recognize Supa for all she has done and don’t forget to head over to The Crayon Case and grab some makeup, I have most of her products and I promise you won’t be disappointed!