FEMALE SNEAKER FIEND IS THE ORIGINAL MOVEMENT, CREW AND WEBSITE JUST FOR US LADIES &
BASED IN THE USA
I found the forum for FSF when I was 17, it was the first online source I came across specifically aimed at girls like myself who wanted to buy, trade and talk anything related to trainers.
FSF was a breath of fresh air back then long before girls got into trainers purely to follow fashion. The girls on the forum had genuine passion just like the founder LorI Lobenstine (the brain behind the book "Girl's Got Kick's") who set up the website in 2005 to host a forum, gallery and blog.
(Shout out to Soleflower)
NO BOYS ALLOWED IS A FEMALE ONLY TRAINER STORE AND WEBSITE BASED IN DEN HAAG & AMSTERDAM,
After the original women's only trainer store 'Kendo Boutique' in LA closed down many years ago, it was great to see another boutique this time closer to home target the market and rise up in the form of 'No Boys Allowed', everything from their stock to shop fit is fantastic.
This store is always what I pictured wanting as a kid, it's a shame that Kendo were ahead of the game back then, who knows what success they could achieve in 2014!
BIG EYES LITTLE SOLES IS AN ONLINE BLOG FOCUSING MOSTLY ON GIRLS AND TRAINERS,
BASED IN THE UK
BELS represent my homeland with contributors from all over the UK (shout out to Lemon in sunny Manchester) I randomly stumbled on the blog a few years ago, its a great source to see whats going on in our glorious world of trainers.
These ladies were voted in the "Top 5 Sneaker Blogs" as voted by The Guardian.
SMALL FEET BIG KICKS IS AN ONLINE RETAILER BASED IN
LONDON, THE UK
A friend of mine linked me to the Facebook page of SFBK a few years ago when Jess the co-founder of the company was just starting out. For those of us who suffer from small feet means no good releases syndrome SFBK caters directly to you.
Jess sources a wide variety of brands from Adidas to Saucony and you may recognise her from when Ikea paid a visit to her bedroom to kit it out in full on sneaker freaker glory.
UGLY MELLY IS A SERIOUS LOVER OF TRAINERS AND STREETWEAR, BASED IN
Melly is no doubt of the most well known female collectors around being a lover of all thing streetwear related from footwear to graffiti art.
You just have to pee her Instagram to check our just how hard her collection is sporting a diverse range of brands and silhouettes.
MERYSTACHE USES HER PASSION FOR TRAINERS TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL OBJECTS, BASED IN PARIS, FRANCE
Merystache makes small replica trainers and creates beautiful necklaces and keychains with them selling her products internationally from her homeland France to the exotic lands of the Far East.
A self confessed trainer enthusiast herself, this girl has a very impressive collection and great style.
CHICKS ON KICKS IS AN ONLINE MOVEMENT & GROWING BRAND, BASED IN THE NETHERLANDS
Chicks On Kicks started back in 2006 as a web based trainer community. Years later their team have created their own clothing, continuing to grow in the support of both male and female trainer enthusiasts around the world.