Whether you're a seasoned sneakerhead or just dipping your toes into the vibrant culture, our sneaker glossary is your go-to guide to navigating the realm of footwear fashion.
Brush up on your knowledge before you head to HOTA Gallery's Australian-exclusive exhibition, Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street.
Sneakers that you wear every day and don’t mind them getting dirty.
The specific combination of colours applied to a sneaker.
Interchangeable terms for sneakers that are favoured in different countries.
An unsold pair of discontinued sneakers.
Sneakers you can walk into a store and buy for retail price.
The most sought-after sneakers, which are usually extremely rare.
The most exclusive sneakers, released in very limited quantities with the majority given to a select few.
Stands for original, refers to a pair of sneakers on their first release.
A sneaker designed specifically for an athlete and never intended for retail.
Someone who has early access to sneakers. Your go-to for securing the latest releases!
A second release of a discontinued sneaker style.
Someone who lives and breathes sneakers. They collect and trade them and are usually extremely knowledgeable.