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Sneakerhead VC Builds Sneakerhead App for Sneakerheads (Who Wanna Show Off Their Kicks)


At a certain point, naming your blog after your obsession just doesn’t cut it anymore. First Round Capital’s Phineas Barnes, who blogs under the URL Sneakerhead VC debuted a truly Made in NYC app today with help from peeps like Amanda Peyton, Foursquare’s Eric Friedman, and HackStar Rebecca Zhou.

The app is called Today’s Kicks and sounds sort of like an Instagram for sneakers. To populate it with pics, Mr. Barnes pulls every image from the Twitter hashtag #todayskicks, which he started back in 2007 (the domain name was already in use). In keeping with the All Things Social revolution, users can “love” images (liking is for suckers, ya heard?) and a “Retweet” button to spread the images far-and-wide. Indeed, Betabeat’s Twitter feed was blowing up with  shoe porn this morning. Read More