Sites Curating SneakerCulture

SneakerNews (http://www.sneakerfreaker.com/)  is a blog that gives you the news on sneaker releases and details of the sneaker. It is a site that allows anyone to  be up to date on the newest sneakers, and gives you the heads up on when to start saving and planing.

Screen shot 2014-02-10 at 11.45.17 AMThe above the fold on this blog is very well organized, it has the links at the top above the banner, and it has everything you need right there without any extra scrolling. Also under each header links there is sub categories that allow users to pick their preference, which allow ease of navigation.

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Furthermore, on the side of the blog there are additional links to relevant information that any sneakerhead would want such as the history behind Air Jordans, and an Nike SB archive. Also included on the side are the social media platforms that users can follow and engage with other followers and admins with. This will further allow users to get information daily.

SneakerFreaker (http://www.sneakerfreaker.com/) is also another site that allow users to gain the most up to date news on releases and what is going on in the sneaker community.

The difference is that SneakerFreaker throws in a few opinionated posts that will stir conversation. Screen shot 2014-02-10 at 11.52.09 AM

Among these posts their are sneaker releases, and three other posts that generate conversation; 10 signature sneakers that didn’t take off, 10 of the most stupidly expensive sneakers ever, and 16 million?.

SneakerFreaker does a good job generating users to engage with controversial  topics like those.

Screen shot 2014-02-10 at 11.55.26 AMSneakerFreaker’s above the fold gives you a link and a photo preview with a headline that attracts you to each post. They also have a link to their shop online where users can purchase new merchandise.

Also the social media platform is right at the top of the page, Facebook, Twitter, this will tell their viewers the importance of the social media platforms, and which ones are consistently updated frequently. The content is fairy intriguing, by diving into other forms of the sneakerculture, the readers are able to gain a mass understanding on what it is that creates the culture.

Hypebeast(http://hypebeast.com/)  is another website that creates content for sneakerheads. This site is very sophisticated, it tailor to the more trendy and upscale sneakerheads or just any individual who is high on fashion. Much like the name “hypebeast” it’s contents are up to date with the trendiest of items, from shoes to clothing, to cars

Screen shot 2014-02-16 at 9.18.34 PM Hypebeat’s above the fold is fairly plain, it has a big picture for it’s newest products and search by at the top. This area of the site can use a little more work but if it is going for the “plain and simple” look then it has it down.

Screen shot 2014-02-16 at 9.24.07 PMAside from the above the fold section, when you scroll down you will see the various types of content hypebeast has to offer. This website is very popular because it is not limited, but it is a huge source for all sneakerheads to stay up to date on different content.

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