Going from hording sneakers to actually collecting sneakers could be like crossing an invinsible line for someone who is really a horder or for someone who is collecting by heart. Being a horder or a collector by heart, you keep whatever you get a hold of or/and buy whatever you want. Now. The big difference to actual collecting is that you are looking for sneakers that matches to your already established idea of the parameters of your collection. The already established idea of collecting, in extension, means that collecting also means neglecting – neglecting sneakers that are not beneficial for your collection. By neglecting some attractive sneakers, you are saving room and money for the ones adding on to your collection.
“The orgins of your collection should be rooted in passion. Passion is what drives a sustained interest over time and makes effort put in to the collection all worth it for you as a collector.”
A great start to collect is to frame your collection and decide on the parameters of your collection. Are you a great fan of Hitop Basketball shoes from 95-2000 or a big fan of the wide spectrum of Rosherun drops, or what ever it might be – there are good reasons for collecting. The orgins of your collection should be rooted in passion. Passion is what drives a sustained interest over time and makes effort put in to the collection all worth it for you as a collector. The question is, what is your passion? Wether your passion is a timeframe with or without specifics or a specific silhouette like Nike Air Prestos or a series like Nikes Jordan series, it is all about passion with an aim.
“A great collection is often built over a long time, and its not all bought at once.”
To collect sneakers one might think a lot of money is needed. This could be true to some extendt, however its far from the whole truth. A great collection is often built over a long time, and its not all bought at once. Great collections take years to build and some are most likely never to be finished. When collecting spanns over years, a few great factors appear that might make the collecting more interesting, more comperhensible and cheaper over time. There are sales, auctions, ebay, sneaker trading forums, rereleases etc. Not all sneakers in a collection have to be bought as soon as they drop and for full price.
“When collecting spanns over years, a few great factors appear that might make the collecting more interesting, more comperhensible and cheaper over time…”
One of the better sources to nurture my own collections are platforms as Amazon and general sports stores and in some cases slightly dozed off sneakerstores. These shops are often having sales and often takes in large stocks of sneakers that often last way longer than the shoes are hyped (when every one wants them). When they are out of interest for the masses, its usually a great occasion to addon with missing pieces to your collection. To look back more than to look ahead is also a more productive direction in regards to sneaker collecting. As it is hard to predict the future, it is way easier to collect the past. The Nayse Sneakers network is designed to be of help to new collectors and people with sneaker passion to easily navigate through silhouettes and brands. And hopefully to give guidance and possibilities to nurture your collection.
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