Back in 1943, American psychologist Abraham Maslow came up with the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory, which depicted five levels of basic human needs that must be fulfilled in order for them to feel motivated and inspired. This included aspects such as safety, food, and love. Over seventy years later, a sixth level should definitely be added, titled The Gram.
Ever since its release in 2010, Instagram has always been full of daredevils, with people fearlessly jumping off buildings and landing on their feet and others hanging off helicopters in style. This is certainly no different in the sneaker community, thats why The Sole Supplier have rounded up a few of the most daring sneakerheads who will do absolutely anything for the Gram.
Rocking a pair of ultra coveted Nike Air MAGs, Matthew Beem heads our fearless list of Grammers. Overlooking the city whilst barely sitting in the chopper, the shot has garnered almost five thousand likes, and has been shared countless times. Now, all Matthew needs is a hoverboard just in case.
Released at the start of 2017, the adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Breds are undoubtedly one of the hottest kicks of the year, and London based photographer David Wallace shows this with this dope shot. With a pair of burning Yeezys, the photo has almost three thousand likes and enough fire emojis in the comments section to last a lifetime. Would you do this for the Gram?
Hot off the heels of the burning Yeezy, Californian photographer Carl Wilson flies over a cloudy San Fran rocking a pair of adidas Originals NMD R1 Lush Reds which are pretty damn rare these days. The red of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge complements the Nomads perfectly. Captioned Love life, Live life to the fullest, it seems that Carl is doing just that.
Benson Wu and Nancy Gu reach new heights with this shot. Standing on top of a Shanghai skyscraper and overlooking the bustling metropolis, these two Grammers are pretty much the epitome of fearlessness. Benson rocks a pair of adidas Originals Yeezy 350 v2s on feet whilst Nancy dons an Anti Social Social Club camo jacket with style.
You know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Paypa Boy isnt taking any chances. Taking a break from helicopters and skyscrapers, heres something thats a little more back to earth. Lying in a bathtub full of adidas Originals Yeezy 350 v2 Creams, Paypa Boy starts on a shoe of cereal like its nobodys business. Theres even a video of him eating too.
Keeping with the bath trend, Singapore based Gabriel C dons a Bape Shark hoodie whilst sitting in a tub full of the most exclusive sneakers in adidas history, including the NMD R1 Primeknit Friends & Family, the Pharrell Williams NMD Hu Friends & Family, and of course, the unbelievably rare Nice Kicks NMD. At the end of the tub sits a black Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandoulière for that luxurious touch.
As the old saying goes, If you cant cut the queue, just cut the shoe. Havent heard of it? Not surprised, I just made it up on the spot. Slicing the adidas Originals Yeezy 350 v2 Zebra in half, Vladislav Kirillov is a different type of daredevil. Theres no chance of him falling out of a helicopter or off a building, but there is the chance that hell drown in the tears of sneakerheads everywhere.
How the hell do people get these shots? I have trouble climbing a five foot ladder never mind a giant bridge. Sitting atop Wuhans Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge, Jason Xin wears a pair of adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged. Whilst it may not be the rarest sneaker ever, this photo is definitely one of the best sneaker shots currently on the Gram. Jason, we at The Sole Supplier salute you.
What do you think of our list of the most daring sneakerheads on Instagram? Do you agree with it? Do you think there should be a few more worthy additions? And most importantly, what would you do for the Gram? Let us know in the comments below, and as always, keep it locked here at The Sole Supplier for the latest and greatest in sneakers!