• 10 Oct - 16 Oct, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly

A new Netflix comedy, Sneakerheads, examines the world via two guys who lose money in the sneaker game, even though they have as much inside info as anyone else. Devin (Allen Maldonado) is a stay-at-home dad to two kids; his wife Christine (Yaani King Mondschein) is a paralegal who’s close to getting her law license. But Devin has a dark secret, an addiction that almost broke him: He’s a sneakerhead. Since marrying Christine, he’s been reformed, but, as he drives his daughter and a neighbour to school. He runs into his old friend Bobby (Andrew Bachelor), whom he hasn’t seen since giving up the sneaker game, mainly because Bobby’s schemes to make the big score always blew up in their faces, leaving Devin broke. Bobby wonders why Devin hasn’t stayed in touch, and talks about going to school – shoe school, that is, learning to customise kicks for wealthy customers. They see a girl named Nori (Jearnest Corchado) there, who is on three phones at once and is making deals to flip the shoes pretty much constantly. Sneakerheads gives the show the bona fides that portraying sneakerhead culture is needed.

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