It wasn’t so long ago that there was no such thing as ‘sneaker news’. But with the huge growth of the streetwear trend and along with it the popularity of sneakers, there has been a demand for reliable sources of information about the latest releases.
Blogs provide a great way of providing immediate information to a huge number of people across the world. However, with so many blogs now being published, it can be challenging to know which ones to trust to provide you with the information that you need.
The following are some of the best blogs and magazines to find the latest sneaker news along with great articles, good social engagement, and prompt reporting.
Since its 2002 print launch, the independent magazine has become a staple for sneaker news. Backed by phenomenal in-house photography and a wide range of features, the publication has done an incredible job converting magazine content to the web. The site is best known for the exclusivity of the articlers it publishes.
This was the first site to release pictures of Ronnie Fieg sneakers. It also publishes details of its collaborations with major brands, including New Balance. Its reputation and title as one of the best sneaker blogs around are boosted by the credibility of sneaker enthusiasts and its Editor-in-chief, Simon Wood.
This up-and-coming sneaker site is part of Complex’s media network. Due to its sleek user interface design and up-to-date news, the site has garnered a considerable following over the last few years. The website allows you to discover and explore a massive library of sneakers which are easily accessible below the News tab. It also features a marketplace where visitors can buy rare or exclusive sneakers directly from site members.
Its community forum has proven to be among some of the most active sneaker forums on the internet. The platform provides reliable intel on upcoming releases citing trustworthy and dependable sources.
Kicks on Fire Kicks on Fire feeds entirely off its social media presence and is best known for its massive Twitter following. However, it still holds weight in terms of content. It promotes standard sneaker news along the lines of available colorways, release dates, and price updates. It also offers a clean user interface that is easy to use and makes navigation seamless.
The site’s popularity is primarily fuelled by its community. Kicks on Fire allows you to create wish lists and earn virtual currency that you can use on Kixify.
Complex sneakers are one of the most acclaimed lifestyle websites around. It has always embodied its mantra of “Making Culture Pop.” Their quality is evident through the publication’s sneaker coverage run by renowned sneaker experts Russ Bengston and Joe La Puma.
The site’s main attraction is its famed lists and regular updates on the latest sneaker lists. Also, their great analysis of the current sneaker market is highlighted by creating original series such as Quickstrike. You must check out their social media pages for endless reports that will fill you in on every development in the sneaker landscape.
Since its inception in 2005, Hypebeast has made the incredible transformation into what’s now considered to be a streetwear bible. Around 20 features covering various categories are published on the platform daily. Their exciting tutorials play a considerable role in the expansion of its sneakerhead roots.
Hypebeasts such as Kanye West are known to leave comments on the site regularly. How cool is that?
Campless offers some of the best quality information on the actual worth of sneakers despite being relatively new to sneaker blogging. The blog is a must-read for anyone serious about their collection’s value since it majorly focuses on the resell prices of sneakers. Recently, they collaborated with Sole Collector in the launch of The Sole Collector Price Guide.
The guide is the only data-driven handbook for sneaker resale values. Dan Gilbert, the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, made a considerable investment in Campless. This means that its growth is on an upward trajectory.
The Drop Date
This is a European site whose primary focus is release dates and providing product links. At first, it may not seem like a big deal, but you will appreciate its simplicity once you get familiar with it. When you want to quickly find out a drop date this is the blog to head to.
The blog, run by Jeff Carvalho and David Fischer, has been around for about a decade. Despite changes in the internet content game, it has steadily developed its offering. It has also moved on to producing feature-length pieces as well as covering everything from a style perspective.
Alongside its headquarters in New York City, Highsnobiety’s international location in Berlin allows event coverage not accessible to the competition. Apart from recently launching a magazine, they have also collaborated with Ronnie Fieg to design two pairs of Puma sneakers.
You can’t overlook Paris as one of the major driving forces in fashion. Sneakers.fr is best known for representing the latest trends in French footwear. Their primary focus is on sneaker trends becoming increasingly popular in the US market and resonating with the European consumer.
Given the early rollout of specific sneakers overseas, the site is well known for releasing information before its American competitors.