6 Tips for Starting a Sneaker Collection

Welcome to the world of sneakers, a world that has existed in one form or another since the 1870s. This arena of footwear moves so fast that if you are considering starting your own collection then it is best to learn as much as you can about this ubiquitous type of footwear. We’ve assembled six tips from industry experts and long-time sneaker lovers on how to start collecting sneakers, and how to find the right pair(s) for your collection.

  • Start off slow and simple: The first rule of sneakers collecting is to not look like a walking cry for help. If you are a novice collector then you will not be as knowledgeable as others who have been collecting for a long time. This means that you may wish to take it easy and start slow with your first purchases.

  • Know what you want to collect: Do you want a wide variety or a very specific collection of sneakers? Often, the best collections are those that focus on only one sneaker line as opposed to many. For example, you may wish to collect Jordan 11’s, exclusively.

  • Learn the lingo and landscape: Take some time to learn as much as you can about talking, reading, and thinking sneakers. The more you do this, the more knowledgeable and focused your purchases will be. Doing this will also help you to save money and make purchases that are likely to pay off should you decide to sell pieces of your collection.

  • Set a budget and stick to it: Sneaker collecting – just like any other kind of collecting – can be expensive if you do not learn how to budget wisely. Know how much you are willing to spend and do not go above that level.

  • Take good care of your sneakers: This will make them last longer and will help you be able to sell items should you wish too.

  • Research sellers: Some outlets will be better than others when it comes to possessing a variety of shoes. Our sneaker consignment store in Colorado Springs, for example, has a wide variety of sneakers, many at discount prices. 

In the end, our best advice is to figure out what works for you, your budget and your wardrobe, and you should be fine. It’s totally cool to grab Jordan 1 Mid Laser Orange/Black sneakers, but you may wish to mix things up a bit and we have the inventory that allows you to do so.