Sneaker Fetish I The Feed
Some people are only in to, say, Nikes. Some people are only in to skater kicks. And then the sub-groups come out of that-. The sub catergories would be swapping, crushing, where the power of the sneaker, something is getting crushed underneath it. The worshipping side of it, where somebody is being submissive underneath somebody’s sneakers… Revving or pedal-pumping – mud and messy, balloon popping, wet look, cutting, and anything that goes in to the sneaker is usually part of it, so feet, socks, if people are in to socks. I’m Kimbo, and I run the YouTube channel Aussie Sneaker. It’s a fetish, but I don’t like the word fetish. It’s an appreicaiton of a higher level is how I describe my association with sneakers. I know with me, the more technical they are, a high-top, a Reebok pump, just a level of passion that’s involved in specific models that drives the urge. – Howdy
– Howdy, come through It’s pretty much a gay thing. It’s pretty much a male thing. There’s whole communities around the world and it’s quite underground in a sense, because it’s not a popular public domain. I’ve had someone walk up to me and say, you must have a show fetish to get away with them. And my reply is always, yes I do. Sort of growing up I always had the urge and liked sneakers, and I would swap my school buddies’ sneakers and things. And then, probably when I was 16 or 17 something sort of clicked that there is more to this. You’d see people wearing something and you’d get an urge thinking, I really like those, I really want to have those. And of course if someone walks past and they’re wearing a cool pair of sneakers your head will turn. – Hideous.
– Yes or no? Canvas slip-ons. Urgh. The passion is certainly about someone wearing the sneakers, and how they look on them. Fit lads in sporting attire – it looks cool. It looks good. That’s a driving urge to have it. – Are you in to New Balance?
– No, I never have them. I don’t mind New Balance. I think probably every second day there would be a YouTube message coming through, a direct message saying, ‘Hey, I like this video, could you do another video featuring this?’ In the back of my mind I keep thinking, okay, that’s a weird request. Someone wanted me to pour custard in the sneakers and squash the custard out and put their foot in and out of the sneaker. Okay, and I think to myself, that’s something I haven’t really thought about. Okay, we’ll give it a go. Why not? What’s it going to hurt? I guess the good thing about the custard one was once I washed the sneakers out they had a lovely vanilla smell to them. Yeah, it’s a little bit edgy. I guess that’s what the exhilaration of it would be. It’s like, woah, what’s going to happen if someone walks past and sees this? You know, this is happening in public, and a lot of folk would be repulsed by it. I know that even by me saying it, the general public is going to go, Urgh, that’s digusting! But the funny thing is I post the video to YouTube and people love it, that are involved in that sort of community. At the end of the day, it’s just a lot of fun for people that are involved and where I see it, if people can be open and honest and are not hurting anyone, it’s a sneaker, all said and done. It’s just about people liking a speciifc model/make, and enjoying them.