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A pair of game worn Air Jordan 1s signed by Michael Jordan himself. Gentrification within the sneaker community has made it hard for those to enjoy fashion that had been previously more accessible.Jordan Geller/CC BY-SA 4.0

It’s getting harder to ‘be like Mike’: The gentrification of sneaker culture

Amaya McDonald April 17, 2022
Air Jordans, along with other popular sneaker collections, have become a staple in hip-hop culture. Like most assets of Black culture that have been appropriated and labeled as trends in American pop culture, sneakers have become “gentrified.”
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