In the world of sneakers, social media has been a blessing because it has provided a wealth of knowledge and insight by highly knowledgeable and influential people throughout the world. The power of social media can be seen through the rise of influencers in the sneaker community, and these individuals have been able to show their followers a glimpse into their world through the content that they create. Some of the best examples of this exclusive content can be seen on Instagram.
Popular sneaker bloggers take to Instagram to not only post photos and stories, they have taken full advantage of the live broadcasts to connect with their followers through live streaming media exclusive events and by hosting Q&As.
Here are some of the best sneaker bloggers to follow on Instagram:
Ray Polanco Jr. @RayPolancoJr
Formerly of Nice Kicks and now a creative consultant and photographer, Ray Polanco Jr. offers everything that you would like to receive from following a sneaker blogger. His skills as a photographer and storyteller can be seen throughout his carefully curated Instagram page. Whenever there is a major media-exclusive event, you can guarantee that his Instagram stories will give you an inside look at what is happening.
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
When ESPN started covering sneakers due to the rise of professional athlete endorsements, they looked to Nick DePaula of Nice Kicks as their main man. This sneaker reporter offers an insight into the business of the sneaker industry while sharing his opinions on his favourite sneakers and what is in his current rotation.
Aleali May @AlealiMay
One of the very select individuals in the history of Jordan Brand to collaborate on the iconic Air Jordan 1, shoes are just one of Aleali May’s interests. She can also be seen styling your favourite celebrity, walking down the runway during New York Fashion Week, or blogging about her latest experiences. Her sneaker game is no joke and everyone can learn a thing or two from her about how to style a pair of sneakers.
Yu-Ming Wu @MrYuMingWu
When people speak about OGs in the sneaker game, there are very few people as accomplished as Yu-Ming Wu. He is the founder of Sneaker News, Freshness Mag, SneakerCon, and a partner at Stadium Goods. He is one of the best to have ever done it in the world of sneaker bloggers and he has been able to turn his passion into a successful career. His feed may make you a little bit jealous as he posts some rare friends & family pairs, in addition to everything old and new.
Jacques Slade @kustoo
Jacques Slade is arguably one of the best sneaker YouTuber, or ShoeTuber as some call it, but he also posts amazing content on his Instagram as well. Whether it’s clips of his latest video on YouTube, behind the scenes photo of his video production, or photos from his personal experiences, everything that he posts is worthwhile and high quality.
Anna Bediones @atothebed
Toronto’s own Anna Bediones is a creative producer and blogger who has contributed to the likes of Complex and Sole Collector. Her love for sneakers can be seen throughout her Instagram feed and her sneaker game is no joke. She was one of the faces of Nike Toronto’s Air Max Day campaign last year and you can find some of her latest work on her own website and The Jump.
Oscar Castillo @Oscar_Castillo
Oscar Castillo is the man behind one of the most popular sneaker websites, Modern Notoriety, and the man behind the lens for some of your favourite recent adidas campaigns. His superb abilities behind the lens make him an individual that you must follow. The variety of photos that he posts are amazing as his followers are bound to get photos from the latest events, portraits, landscapes, product shots, and more.
Sean Go @sgo8
Photographer, Blogger, YouTuber, Toronto’s own Sean Go is a man of many skills. His videos on his YouTube channel are arguably some of the most detailed reviews and his photography skills take him to another level. Be careful when you decide to follow Sean on Instagram, his beautiful photos will definitely make you consider purchasing another pair of sneakers in the near future.
Do you follow any other sneaker bloggers that should be on this list? Let us know in the comments!
Featured image: Instagram/@atothebed
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