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Sneakerheadz: Do It With Sole (2015/basic edition/MVD Visual DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D Film: B

Sneakerheadz are sneaker collectors that, much like toy collecting or collecting of any kind, has its own subculture. Brilliantly filmed and edited, this 74-minute documentary is a fun look at insane collections, stories of horror and glory, and how different cultures embrace it around the world. To these people, the shoes you wear tells a lot about you and directors David T. Friendly and Mick Partridge paint an interesting, fast paced, and vibrant cinematic picture.

I was amazed at how vast the shoe subculture is and how many different styles and lingo there Is. One 'sneakerhead' featured is very into Air Jordans and claims that he may never be able to collect them all because there are so many. Some have collections of shoes that are in the thousands that help compliment their passion for 'the sneaker game'. One section in particular in the doc that struck me was The Art of the Hunt that reveals the treasure hunt involved in getting the sneakers and the terrors of online bidding. Some goes millions of miles just to get their hands one specific sneaker.

Presented in standard definition, the film looks fine for the format and is presented in 1.77:1 anamorphically enhanced widescreen with even colors throughout, though it could benefit a better viewing in high definition. The sound mix is a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track that sounds fine as well for what it is.

No extras for this version, but we hope a future version has some.

- James Lockhart



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