They only exist for display purposes. (Image: wlrn)
They only exist for display purposes.  (Image: wlrn)
They only exist for display purposes. (Image: wlrn)

When you live and breathe sneaker culture, it’s impossible not to get caught up in the moment. Thanks to limited drops and sudden restocks, lots of people don’t have the time to really think about what they’re actually buying and just react if their size is available.  The rush of copping a pair that you knew was going to be gone in seconds is a feeling that is unlike anything else in the world.  Usually, the day the kicks come in the mail is a cause for celebration, but then there are those times when they arrive and you see the bill and you cringe at what you did.

Maybe you didn’t really want the kicks but were compelled to buy just because it was available to you.  Or maybe you bought into the hype but then when you finally saw them in person they were not all it was cracked up to be.  Or maybe you just wanted to buy them to flip them at a later time. Either way, those kicks are not going to be on your feet; they’ll either stay on ice forever like a sneaker pile of shame or they’ll be passed around purely for what they garner in the open market.  And at the same time, there are those kicks that we all thought was going to flood our Instagram feeds for weeks but it turns out the fantasy was better than the reality and now they just sit on shelves just waiting to go on clearance.  These are the stories of 10 Recent Hyped Kicks That You Don’t See Anybody Actually Wear.  Celebrities and athletes who get care packages don’t count as just “anybody” in this case.