While it is impossible to stay on top of every release, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype. Often times one is persuaded to cop the latest collaboration and buys based on exclusivity alone. Staying true to what you like remains a core factor to be a collector. Subsequently, Ashley Dawson highlights that importance and what it means to be a Small Town Sneakerhead.
Dawson, a Hampton native, walks us through on what makes her city so special and how the game has evolved. She speaks on the difficulties of being a woman–in what seems to be a male-dominant space–and her community.