There are sneaker collectors and there are sneaker “collectors” and you all know what we mean. But then there are those folks that take things to a whole new level, going after the rarest of rare, player exclusive sneakers intended for athletes, entertainers, or friends and family only.
For Player Exclusive Sneaker Collectors, it’s not about keeping up on those Saturday releases week after week (although some of these guys do that too), but it’s about hunting down the one of kind, or less than a handful made type of sneakers. For some of those PE sneakers, the difference is as simple as a jersey number embroidered on the side, and for others, it’s a complete colorway that was never available to the public.
Needless to say, these collectors will sometimes spend years networking and conversing in an effort to find an elusive pair. What they do, the research, the time, the effort and the patience and persistence it takes, is admirable. And to be honest, most of us don’t have it in us. Check out 30 Player Exclusive Sneaker Collectors You Should Be Following on Instagram and give these guys a follow to see some really rare sneakers.
Note: This list isn’t ranked or a comparison of collections. Our site is about community and sharing knowledge. Keep the negativity to yourself, please.