Images courtesy of @oldmanalan.
Complex Sneakers is a great first stop for any sneakerhead looking for great shots and commentary on Instagram. Giving us restock information, latest releases, up to date information through their bio and a constant update of a mixture of sneakers, Complex have ventured into a niche that really works for them.
Covering Yeezy’s to Jordan’s and everything in-between, the team at Complex have managed to compile an extensive array of shots, 9/10 of which are paired with a great story you can find on their site.
The Sole Supplier
The Sole Supplier is my one-stop-shop for entering competitions, being all gooey-eyed at luxury sneakers (the majority of which are submission shots) and keeping up with the latest sneaker trends.
Pictured here are the Adidas X Raf Simons ‘Ozweego’ sneakers, and as badly as I couldn’t pull them off, you can’t help but fall in love with the beauty of the shot. The Sole Supplier chooses some excellent submissions,
The competitors are stella, too. From Yeezy’s to the coveted triple-white Ultra Boost’s, they’ve got it all.
As you can see, Modern Notoriety feature the very best from sneaker, fashion and culture photography. From food to impeccably shot outfit-throws, M.N. have it on-point.
It’s perfect for sneaker news and release updates, but clearly, you go there for that beauty, right here…
For reposts and and some original shots of footwear, cars and high fashion, Hypedstreets is your place.
Not affiliated with Hypebeast, Hypedstreets does seem to follow a similar ethos of simplicity and gorgeous design.
Featuring some of the biggest streetwear brands in its grid, this Instagram feed is literally to die for due to a less intensive sneaker-grid. Broken up by lifestyle images, my current favourite being the Supreme espresso cup, the page is welcoming – meaning you’ll be scrolling down their 1,600 posts (and counting) for hours.
For those of you who want Raf Simons, Balenciaga, Y-3, Chanel, Valentino, Christian Louboutin, Common Projects, Maison Margiela, YEEZY, Visvim and much, much more, this is your stop.
The Crème de la crème of high-end, ultra-slick, high-fashion sneakers, High End Kicks is a feast for the eyes. A feast of caviar, lobster, oysters, champagne… It’s wonderful.
Managing oldmanalan, MinimalMovement, JordanClub1, boostVIBES, Originals.Only, MobileSneakers, AppleandCoffee and Whats.Playing, Oldmanalan really did create this wave of sneaker-shooting. He’s the original, the one to follow.
His passion for shoes, design and fashion shines in all of his pages, resulting in a beautifully constructed octad of grids and feeds on Instagram. Whether you love shoes or hate them, you’re covered with the array of accounts on offer here (all tagged above for your convenience).