Slangs and Acronyms
Slang used by sneakerheads:
Heat: A sneaker or collection of sneakers of particular rarity that is verging on grail Status. Ex: “Yo, I heard this nigga Jamal got heat, Let’s rob him.”
Hypebeast: A person that follows a style led by hype and popular culture with means to grab ones attention. A trend follower with a limited mindset. Ex: Chris brown.
Putting Shoes on Ice: To save shoes for so they would remain in new condition years from the day they were purchased and would appreciate in value.
Jays: Jordans abbrievated.
Foams: Foamposites condensed.
Retro: An original colorway of particular shoe re-reissued.
Breaking necks: Strain on one’s neck when said person turns to look at some ones shoes.
Acronyms commonly used by Sneakerheads
DS or VNDS: DeadStock or Very Near Deadstock (New and Like New)
OG: Original (vs. Retro). Deviation of “Original Gangster ”
AF1: Short for Nike Air Force Ones (also known as Forces and Uptowns)
SB: Skateboarding (In terms of the Nike Skateboarding Line)
GR: General (opposed to Sb)
AM: Short Air Max