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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Twitter Account: @MaZe1eR
Rich “MaZe” Lopez is the publisher over at Kix and the City (@KixandtheCity), both outstanding resources for sneaker vids and news.
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?!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.