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20 People Who Are Spending Way More Money On Sneakers Than You

The sneaker fanatics at NYC's SneakerCon reveal their shoe addictions.

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What shoes are you wearing? Yeezy One Blinks

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? Four hours.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? Just everything. The culture.

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Gabrielle:

What shoes are you wearing? Yeezy Foams.

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? 24 hours.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? I've been collecting since I was little.

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What shoes are you wearing? Adidas slides.

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? Just an hour and a half, because I'm always there early.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? It didn't start with me, it started with my dad.

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What shoes are you wearing? Fling 9s.

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? Five hours, but I usually don't deal with that.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? It keeps me occupied.

(And yes, that is a banana iPhone case.)

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What shoes are you wearing? Air Jordan Midnight Ones.

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? Four hours.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? Sneakers give you a profound hope of greatness. I had low self-esteem when I was younger, and these are so beautiful. They really changed my life.

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What shoes are you wearing? Carolina Foamposites.

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? I'm not waiting in line!

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? I love sneakers.

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What shoes are you wearing? Nike Flyknit Lunars.

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? I've never waited in line, though I wish I waited for the APC Nike Blazers.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? I love that you can wear a sneaker with just about everything and it can dress something up or dress it down.

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What shoes are you wearing? Yeezy Red Octobers.

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? I don't wait in line.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? It's all about the love.

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What shoes are you wearing? Nike Inera Wovens in Wolf Gray.

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? I've never waited — I'll pay over retail not to wait.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? I love how it's both so individual but also so repetitive. You can see the same thing over and over again. It's cool that everyone has their favorite.

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What shoes are you wearing? Nike Flyknit Racers.

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? I've never waited.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? I love the hustle. I love the fetishization of shoes. It seems like it's a not very manly thing, you know — not that I believe in gender norms. It's just very interesting that guys are obsessed with sneakers.

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What shoes are you wearing? Jordan 5 Metallics. They came out in 2006 [ED NOTE: When Ray was 4!].

How long have you been collecting? A year and a half.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? I love how passionate people are about it, and how it's not really a common thing.

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What shoes are you wearing? Doernbecher 4s.

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? Four or five hours.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? Everything.

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What shoes are you wearing? Ninja Turtle Custom Roshe Run.

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? Two full days.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? I've been in the game for a long time. I love the way they put it together — the architecture and design of the sneaker.

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What shoes are you wearing? Nike Lunar Flashes.

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? Six hours.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? I like style and fashion. And I'm really into how I look.

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What shoes are you wearing? Air Jordan Ones

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? I've never waited.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? I love how it can express who you are just by wearing something. It's fashion.

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What shoes are you wearing? Sport Red Roshe Runs.

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for a shoe? I don't bother. I always order mine online.

What is it that you love about sneaker culture? There's just something great about it.