The Worldwide Sneaker Trend
Fashion these days has been one of the most trended companies in the world, especially sneakers. We know that almost everything that comes with obsession there are issues, the same thing is happening with shoe wear. The internet is causing this obsession. Teens these days post their personal life and identities especially on what is fashion when it comes to shoes and clothes. In the article by Tara Chittenden she talks about these ten girls that are obsessed with blogging. They post their identity and private life making them “good friends” for other people. This is a way teens would get feedback and play with another’s comments judging on what they are doing right or wrong. So, basically, they are doing what other people want them to do for views and have people believe that we are living the best life. It’s so astonishing that teens will change their lifestyle just to get people to talk to them or be the most famous on Instagram because if you are not, then you are a “dork.” These kinds of blogging and web apps are the reason murder involving sneakers is controversial in this generation. Blogging will also be controversial in the next generation. Teens showing off their new shoes in the web for people could say he is cool and get that compliment that every teen wants. With a blog teens can brag about their new shoes to the whole world.
For teens the most important thing is how other people see us. We don’t even take a minute to realize what we really like and enjoy, and almost all the time we hide it to fulfill what people want to see. Also, I believe this has been like this because is a way for teens to get out of depression, or when they feel alone. This is some of the few reasons why online a blogging is a big trend in this world. There even teens who get depress or sad because they can’t afford those sneakers that would make them “fit” into the environment. I don’t believe that the fault is in the shoes but in us. The consumers made it that important that it became dangerous. The teen life is focused on a “visible” fake world because it is away teens connect with each other to feel part of a group. Think about the real problem here that is the obsession with sneakers. What is really the whole reason for getting hyped? If the sneakers were gold the teen that has them is the coolest one in the world while the other teen that doesn’t have the sneakers is bad, seen as crazy, and doesn’t know fashion at all. You could compare this to everyday life. If you don’t have a job and you are 20 years old, you are seen as a crazy and lazy person that doesn’t want to do anything. But, the whole point is that teens were the ones that started and began this obsession of sneakers and the importance of it in their minds.
Sneakers has become an identity of teens. What he or she wears defines who are they as a person an what they like to do. It’s so crazy how something or what you wear defines who you are as a person. Children are taking peer pressure from the people around them because they get use to the liking of what they see t home and what is a trend now. So, they take in account the favorite things their peer love of a product and they take that with them. Meaning when they are looking for clothes or in this case sneakers their peers are the one influencing making sneakers a big brand. The real issue is that anything that you do, or buy is what is around your peers. Is like the phrase “Dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres.” Meaning “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.” You will be influence on what is around you because that what you know. We always want the most known brand to buy. Teens have more Nike sneakers than any other brand because is more known and expensive. The problem here is that, why teens are really making sneakers so important? What’s the unique thing about them that separates them from their brands or any other shoe wear? I believe is all on the consumer on how important they make it because money is a great example. Money is valuable because we make it like that. If we really didn’t believe in money in cash that is paper it won’t have any value and Bolivia is the answer to this. Anything we put in our minds, paper being money and making stone money or a piece of unique fabric. A rubber money. The whole point of this is that what is trendy now is because we made it like that. We are the reason for everything that is happening in the world now and we are the only ones that could stop it. Experts had tried to eliminate the issues and dangerous circumstances happening because of sneakers and they say their still no answer or nothing that they can’t do, but I believe that we do have the answer but we never going to act on it because at the end of the day we are the only answer to stop this. We cause the issues and the problems and that is why sneakers are an issue. We made it trendy and famous and treated like if it was gold now the symbolize your personality and now is also considered dangerous to even put this kind of shoe wear. This addiction could really cause financial struggle especially for low income families because they don’t even know how to manage their own money. We always must ask ourselves questions because that’s the only way we could find what the truth is. Everything changes if we change.
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