Is it true that the all round interest and acceptance of these sneakers represent an increasing culture shift in the fashion industry? Are these sneakers enfranchising men into the fashion system without posing a threat to their individuality?
The FT meets the key players and influencers in the obsessive world of sneaker resale, where trainers like those from Nike Air Jordan and Adidas Yeezy can make a fortune for entrepreneurs that treat shoes like stocks on platforms including StockX.
The UK is divided both geographically and trend wise when it comes to sneakers (trainers). In the north football culture reigns supreme, while London is inspired by hip-hop and grime music. This episode features commentary by Dizzee Rascal, Gary Aspden, Mubi Ali, DJ Target, Full Size Run's Matt Welty, and more.