35 Twitter Accounts To Follow For Sneaker Release Info


Want to keep your Twitter feed concentrated on sneaker release info? We present a batch of Twitter accounts to follow so you know what and when all the time! From sneaker blogs to brand execs to individuals on the grind, you should have no trouble staying in the loop of what’s dropping next by adding a few of these to your ‘following’ stable.


Nike 21 Mercer

Twitter Account: @21Mercer

We covered NYC’s 21 Mercer in our previous FollowFriday post, but it truly is a must if you’re looking to cop the most limited releases from Nike in NYC (and occasionally by phone order). From Tier Zero and Quickstrike releases, to an in-house Nike ID booth and the top-shelf Bespoke program, 21 Mercer is the place to go for the most limited from the Swoosh mothership.

Brandon Edler

Twitter Account: @MrBrando3

As a member of the digital team for Finish Line, if it will soon be dropping in store or online, Mr. Brando will have the scoop. And you never know when he might tweet out a FNL store with a last pair or two available for a Jordan retro.


Twitter Account: @cheddar2345

Cheddar is a Reebok Brand Ambasador for Chicago and a contributor to online sneaker mag, Modern Notoriety. If it’s Reebok you’re looking to find, Cheddar is your guy.

Clyde Edwards

Twitter Account: @sneakerboxClyde

While many sites are all about the hype, the man known as Sneakerbox Clyde runs a site called Inside the Sneakerbox, which we love for it’s consistent coverage of a wide range of sneaker brands. Based out of the 305, Clyde, who also heads up shop 1973 Miami, and ITSB is a fantastic resource if you’re looking for some knowledge. Got Mine!

Complex Sneakers

Twitter Account: @ComplexSneakers

With OG Russ Bengston and sneaker savant Nick Engvall at the helm, there’s no shortage of serious knowledge being dropped and you can bet the team is on the hunt to bring you the latest info on when kicks are releasing too.

Counter Kicks

Twitter Account: @CounterKicks

Breaking Footwear Intelligence…their slogan says it all. Whether you’re looking for spy shots of upcoming models and colorways from your favorite brands, or anything else sneaker related, Counter Kicks has you covered.

DMV Sneakers

Twitter Account: @EaglesandHeat

When you follow DMV Sneakers, you get just what is advertised in his handle; sports takes and sneaker heat. Always posting unique outlet finds, he does a good job of retweeting other people who can help out. The sneaker-karma is strong with this one.

Don Drew

Twitter Account: @TheDonDrew

Holding it down for Finish Line stores in the greater New York/Northern NJ area, Don Drew brings you info and video looks on kicks soon to drop before almost anyone else. Always very helpful and passionate with the FNL blog posts, there’s no doubting his love for kicks.

Frank the Butcher

Twitter Account: @FrankTheButcher

One of the most connected men in Boston (in the footwear world, at least), Frank the Butcher is a must-follow. Whether he’s dropping dimes on his latest collabo (music or sneakers), or showing out his new BAU clothing line, when you follow Frank, it’s always Business As Usual.

Gentry Humphrey

Twitter Account: @GentryTwo3

The former head of Jordan brand, and current leader of Nike Sportswear, is an easy follow on Twitter. Whether it’s confirming release dates, or Twitter trivia giveaways, the man is a leader in this industry. Game recognize game.

Heidi Burgett

Twitter Account: @heidiburgett

There’s a lot of misinformation on the interwebs. But, as the Public Relations Director for Nike, if Heidi tweets it, you know it’s real.

Joe B HALL (Joe Staley)

Twitter Account: @joesdayjob

Joe Staley is the owner of Oneness in Lexington, Kentucky, one of the best and most internet-friendly sneaker boutiques out there. A choice follow.


Twitter Account: @J23app

Get all the Jordan release info you can handle, right on your phone or tablet, with the J23 mobile app. They’re also a pretty solid follow for any Jumpman fan.

Jacques Slade

Twitter Account: @kustoo

Daily sneaker news and YouTube reviews, as well as tons of Los Angeles-based retail alley-oops, Kustoo is an easy follow.

Jon Wexler

Twitter Account: @wex1200

Ranked in the top-20 of Complex’s “Most Influential People in Sneakers”, Jon Wexler is the Global Director of Entertainment and Influencer Marketing at adidas. You know those random celebs you’ve seen rocking adidas on all those blogs over the last few years? Wex probably had something to do with most of them.


Twitter Account: @Jumpman23

You already know what it is. Official release confirmation and product shots, straight from the horse’s mouth.

Kicks On Fire

Twitter Account: @kicksonfire

One of the well-known online sneaker mags in the business is a solid Twitter follow. But now, it’s also available on the go, with their new mobile app.

LeBron James News

Twitter Account: @LRJ23

Prior to running this account, it’s author ABT was a heavy poster over on the SoleCollector forums. Nobody’s got more LeBron release info and spy shots than this guy.

Marc Dolce

Twitter Account: @marcdolce

Marc Dolce is a Design Director over at Nike. Following his account gets you release info straight from the source.

M (Matt Tomamichel)

Twitter Account: @MTisaCoolGuy

MT runs Cincinnati-based sneaker boutique Corporate, which gives him the inside track on all things footwear in the Midwest and obviously what and when is dropping at his shop.

Midwest Sole

Twitter Account: @MidwestSole

Speaking of the footwear scene in the Midwest, Midwest Sole’s got it on lock. They’re an online sneaker shop and blog, so you get the best of both worlds.

Nice Kicks

Twitter Account: @nicekicks

Aside from daily sneaker news and plenty of original content, Nice Kicks always stays on top of release info from the first look to when the official images come out.


Twitter Account: @Nightwing2303

Heading up KicksOnCourt.com, Nightwing is a go-to source for basketball shoes and a look at what players are actually rocking in-game. He also posts tons of reviews and new release info.


Twitter Account: @nikestore (USA)

Duh. Nike’s Twitter release policies may have caused quite the stir in the sneaker community. But, sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do to cop those kicks. As we learned on The Wire, “the game is the game, always”.

Paul Ruffles

Twitter Account: @PRuffs

Paul Ruffles is a “Creation and Curation Ape” over at two of the UK’s premier sneaker boutiques in Foot Patrol and size?. Nuff said. He’s often times previewing the latest size? exclusive, which you know are going to be highly in-demand.

Rich Lopez

Twitter Account: @MaZe1eR

Rich “MaZe” Lopez is the publisher over at Kix and the City (@KixandtheCity), both outstanding resources for sneaker vids and news.

Ronnie Fieg

Twitter Account: @RonnieFieg

Ronnie Fieg is one of the hottest names in footwear right now. As creator of Kith NYC, and designer of some of the best sneaker collabs of the last decade (at least), RF is a must-follow on Twitter. And be sure to always keep your eyes peeled for a #KITHSTRIKE.


Twitter Account: @sizeofficial

UK boutique size? has been on fire as of late, dropping future classic collaborations, seemingly monthly, over the past year. UK-exclusives and the crazy dope aforementioned collabs make size? an easy follow.

Sneaker Bar Detroit

Twitter Account: @SBDetroit

Pretty much the most consistent flow of sneaker info from around the web and who could go wrong with that?!

Sneaker Freaker

Twitter Account: @snkrfrkrmag

Sneaker Freaker is one of the premier print magazines in the footwear industry. They get tons of exclusive product debuts from your favorite brands and shop collabs, and they provide awesome photography, as well as in-depth reviews and analysis on all things sneakers.

Sneaker Files

Twitter Account: @sneakerfiles

Not only is Sneaker Files one of the best sources for breaking news and release info, they also provide one of the most comprehensive libraries of sneaker release information on the web.

Sneaker News

Twitter Account: @sneakernews

Reporting on all things footwear community-related, Sneaker News has become part of most sneakerheads online browsing routines. Their Twitter account is no different.

Sneaker Watch

Twitter Account: @sneakerwatchcom

Sneaker Watch is one of the best sources on the web for release information, as well as great weekly coverage of celebs and their shoe games.

Sole Collector

Twitter Account: @SoleCollector

The upper echelon of sneaker mags, Sole Collector isn’t just about news and release info on print or on the web, they also have an iPad edition. And the popularity of their resale marketplace and forums provide the platforms that are shaping the sneaker community.


Twitter Account: @TeamROSHE

The best account to follow for all things Nike Roshe. If you’re feeling the latest and greatest silo from the Swoosh, Team Roshe is proper.

The Shoe Game

Twitter Account: @TheShoeGame

Release dates and sneaker news, as well as a great feature series highlighting a litany of historical sneaker releases. TSG is must-browse stuff.


Twitter Account: @thedropdate

The US may have the leg up on the rest of the world in the realm of basketball shoes, but the UK has game in the trainers department. And though shopping overseas via the internet can be tough at times, The Drop Date makes all that easier by organizing all the chaos from the UK trainers scene.

Wall Street Mike

Twitter Account: @DeadstockNYC

“Fluent in affluence”, Wall Street Mike shares a lot of release info and deals. He’s also got great connections and information for all things footwear in NYC. Certainly a worthy follow.


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