Sneakerhead definition by Slang.net
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A sneakerhead is a person who owns a lot of sneakers, mostly for the purpose of collecting them instead of wearing them. The term is similar to the more common "gearhead" term, which refers to a person who is knowledgeable about mechanical objects, such as automobiles or computers.
Being a sneakerhead can be a very expensive hobby, with many shoes priced at several hundred dollars. However, it can also be very lucrative, with rare sneakers re-selling for thousands of dollars. Sneakerheads not only collect shoes, but they also have immense knowledge of sneaker history, which is acquired from their research into sneaker purchases.