Anyone who knows me, knows about my hard core sneaker addiction. As far back as I can remember I was always concerned about keeping my feet looking flossy; from my first pair of British Knights High Tops in 3rd grade to my custom made Dunks I rocked for our wedding.
Like the good addict that I am, I have successfully passed down my sneaker dependency on to my children. I am now responsible for keeping 4 pairs of feet fitted in the freshest kicks; a task that is both time consuming and expensive considering 3 pairs of those feet change size almost every month!
|Chuli's newest pair: Adidas Toy Story Edition|
|Rio rocked her first pair f kicks before she could walk|
While becoming a Mama of 3 has definitely forced me to downsize my own sneaker collection, seeing my girls strutting in a dope pair of kicks and getting super pumped about opening a new shoe box, makes every pair I have had to leave on the shoe store shelf completely worth it. For me raising 3 little female sneaker-heads is about much more than just looking cute (although they definitely have the cute factor covered). There is a sense of empowerment that comes from being a female sneaker head. Our kicks get noticed and appreciated by men & women alike and let's the world know that my girls are always ready to run, play and get dirty (but not too dirty that they mess up the kicks!). The right of pair of fresh kicks is the perfect symbol for my fabulously fierce tough little cookies!
A few years ago, I met an amazing lady named Lori Lobenstein who is the founder or femalesneakerfiend.com. Justice, Chuli and I were invited to participate in a photo shoot for Lori's book Girls Got Kicks, "the first ever photo documentary of badass females, told from a unique angle: their passion for sneakers".
This Thursday October 20, is the San Francisco book release party for Girls Got Kicks. If you are in the Bay Area, put on your freshest pair of sneakers and come down to check out the book and find out what being a Female Sneaker Fiend is all about. Me and my girls will be there...now I just have to go through the shoe racks to figure out which pairs we will be rocking!
To find out more about the Girls Got Kicks book and San Francisco Book Release Party check out:
And check out Lori Lobenstein's post about Mama Sneaker Fiends featuring Justice, Chuli & I on: