SNEAKERHEAD DICTIONARY:

Learn more about Acronyms and Sneakerhead Dictionary Language, as well as Hype Slang .. or Bought a Sneaker with some different Acronyms on the box label such as: QS, HS, NRG, PRM maybe others?

Ever wonder what they mean?

Here is our guide to help you understand some SNEAKERHEAD ACRONYMS AND DICTIONARY LANGUAGE as well as slang used in social media, conversations, articles and sales advertisements like: DS / VNDS / DSWT shoe conditions etc.

ACRONYMS ON SHOE BOX LABELS:

Some acronyms present on the shoe box labels.

HS – HYPERSTRIKE


WHAT IS HS – HYPERSTRIKE ?

HS stamped on the box label NIKE stands for : HYPERSTRIKE which  are the most exclusive sneakers  of all or the rarest. 

They come in very limited quantities, as well as most of them distributed to friends and family  (FNF > FRIENDS AND FAMILY)  of artists and celebrities. 
For example:  Nike Air Force 1 “Playstation” which was a promotional sneaker offered to Sony employees in 2006.

QS – QUICKSTRIKE

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WHAT IS NIKE QS?

QS – Quickstrike  Shoes are rare, although they are not as exclusive as the Hyperstrike releases . 

Previously, QS shoes didn’t have a release date set on them, but now they do.

Currently available at tier stores that distribute the most exclusive releases.

NIKE SP

WHAT IS NIKE SP?

Nike SP Stands for  SPECIAL PROJECT  represents the highest level of quality as well as Nike’s creative vision . 

Most versions of NikeLab are SP and some collaborations are also categorized as SP .
Like For Example:  Nike Free Flyknit Mercurial SP

NIKE SE

WHAT IS NIKE SE?

Nike SE means  Special Edition  – Special Edition

For example: Air jordan 3 Red Cement SE

NIKE PE

WHAT IS NIKE PE?

Nike PE stands for  Player Exclusive  – Exclusive to Players. 

In other words, sneakers made exclusively for an athlete and that should rarely be released on the market.

NIKE HTM

WHAT IS NIKE HTM  ?

HTM stands for the first letter of the names of: Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield and Matt Parker  HTM means the sneakers were designed by the creative trio.
The trio has been working together since 2002 to create and experiment with the latest technologies and unique designs.
For example:  Nike Flyknit HTM Trainer + WHAT DOES THE ACRONYM NIKE SB MEAN?

NIKE SB


Nike SB  stands for “NIke + Skateboarding” that is, products developed for skateboarding.
Like for example the sneaker model :  Nike Dunk Low

NIKE LS

WHAT IS NIKE LS?

Nike LS stands for “Lifestyle” – Sneakers suitable for Lifestyle ie intended for casual use and not recommended for performance / performance.
Like For Example:  Air Jordan 4 LS

NIKE NRG

WHAT IS NIKE NRG?

Nike hasn’t said exactly what the NRG stands for, but if the nature of launching NRG shoes, such as: Nike Yeezy and the Galaxy Foamposite, is something to be followed, NRG could mean  ENERGY  or indicate extremely limited items.
Like For Example:  Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG

NIKE PRM

WHAT IS NIKE PRM?

NIKE PRM  stands for  PREMIUM  – Shoes are produced from selected materials with superior quality than conventional (premium).

NIKE NSW

WHAT IS NIKE NSW?

NSW  stands for  NIKE SPORTS WEAR  New products derived from reinvented classics are considered  NSW .
Like For Example:  Nike Tiempo (formerly a football boot, has been reinvented into Lifestyle sneaker).

NIKE SW

SW means nothing less than SEAN WOTHERSPOON
Like for example: Air Max 1/97 SW

NIKE CS

WHAT DOES NIKE CS MEAN?

NIKE CS stands for  Clean Slate  sneakers with a monochromatic color that allows attention to detail
Like for Example:  Air Max 90 ‘CS’

NIKE GS

WHAT DOES NIKE GS MEAN?

Nike ‘GS’ Stands for  Grade School – Kids Size  / Small Number Grade and refers to sizes that are for kids. With that you can get a little cheaper sneaker if your foot is small.  

NIKE TN

WHAT DOES NIKE TN MEAN?

The acronym NIKE TN on some nike shoes stands for  Tunned Air,  which would be a slightly improved Air technology.

NIKE OA

The acronym NIKE OA stands for ON AIR – Viewed at the 2019 ON AIR collection launch

CO.JP WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Co.Jp means : “japan colaboration” – collaboration with Japan that started it in 2000 at the launch of air jordan 1 mid (click here to see story) .

ACRONYMS AND LANGUAGE SNEAKERHEAD DICTIONARY / SHOES SALES CLASSIFIES :

WHAT IS DS – DEAD STOCK SHOES?

There have been sneakerheads debates about what DS really means  – Deadstock . 
Some consider it a reference to the fact that sneakers are no longer produced and sold in stores. 
However, most consider the term  deadstock to  be a shoe in an entirely new condition. 
And when they say they are new, they mean that sneaker has never even been tried

WHAT IS DSWT CONDITION SHOES?

DSWT condition  sneaker  means:  Dead Stock With Tags  – it would be a never used shoe, new and with labels from the manufacturer properly affixed.

NIB

NIB, or New In Box , refers to sneakers that are basically untouched in their original box. 
The sneakers may be years old, but they remain as fresh as the day they left the factory.

WHAT DOES SZ OR SIZE MEAN SNEAKER?

The SZ is short for sneaker Size It simply means the number of the shoes (Size translated to PT-BR means Size)

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TTS SHOES – TRUE TO SIZE?

TTS  or  TRUE TO SIZE  is when the sneaker is perfect on your foot, meaning it’s not too big or too tight

WHAT IS NWT SHOES?

NWT sneaker  stands for  New With Tag(s) is  nothing more than an alternative to DS (DEADSTOCK) or DSWT (DEAD STOCK WITH TAGS). Sneakers complete with accompanying tags.

WHAT IS SNEAKER VNDS CONDITION?

Sneakers VNDS condition stands for  (Very Near Deadstock) Fits  sneakers that have been tried or worn ​​once/twice and look brand new while keeping the soles clean and spotless and free from marks/signs of wear.

WHAT IS FLAKE?

Withdrawal after seller and buyer agree on a price, time and place of negotiation.

WHAT IS LC – LEGIT CHECK?

LC / legit check means : to verify the authenticity of the shoes, to analyze whether the product is original or fake.

WHAT IS HIGH SHOES?

sneaker high is a high-top model such as: AIR JORDAN 1 HIGH OG.

WHAT IS PRICE CHECK ?

Price Check means: Check the value of a certain model or cw of some shoes according to its conditions.

WHAT IS TAG ?

When you advertise a shoe on a sales group or platform, the tag is proof that the shoe is yours and you have it in your hands.
To create a tag, just write your name on a piece of paper with a date and photograph it next to the product that will be advertised.

WHAT IS A MID SHOE?

sneaker Mid is a mid-top model like for example: NIKE DUNK MID SB

WHAT IS A LOW SHOE?

Low sneaker is a low top model such as: NIKE BLAZER LOW

WHAT IS CW SNEAKER?

Color Way Refers to sneaker colors

OG


WHAT IS AN OG SHOE?

Sneaker OG is Original or an Original Version. Refers to the first sneaker release (as opposed to a relaunch). 

Taking the  Air Jordan 1 as an example, the OG would be the 1985 release. When a specific shoe is re-released, the word “retro” is added to it.

WHAT IS A RETRO SHOE?

When a specific shoe is re-released, the word “retro” is added to it.

WHAT IS JUMPMAN?

Jumpman refers to the Jordan Brand logo – the image of Jordan’s gravity-defying feats on the court. The Jumpman appears in almost all Jordan retro and performance sneakers .

WHAT IS SNEAKER DROP?

In  today’s Hype language  ,  DROP  means the release of a sneaker or outfit.

WHAT IS A RESELER?

Resseler / Ressel  are resellers, the guys who buy sneakers mainly the most exclusive and disputed on the  Drop  to resell, depending on the sneaker model they earn 100% to 900% – Currently they are a love-hate relationship in the sneakerhead community .

RESTOCK

Restock is a restock of sneakers in stores – definitely a boon or a second chance to get some pair you didn’t get on the Drop (official release).

WHAT IS SIGNIFICANT SNEAKER LPU – #LPU?

LPU Stands for “Latest Pick Up” Showing the most recent sneaker you picked up.

WHAT ARE SHOES BEATERS?

They are shoes chosen for daily use. The Beater Means “beating” meaning the shoes used frequently in everyday life.

WHAT ARE GRAILS SHOES?

First of all, Grails  are super rare sneakers and are universally coveted by sneakerheads. 

Of course, this means that grails are often hard to find and cost a lot of money. The word can also have a different meaning as well as some sneakers that the person has always wanted or finds special.

WHAT IS SNEAKER SAMPLE?

SNEAKER SAMPLE are sneaker prototypes made by design before going into mass production.

WHAT ARE AGLETS?

Plastic or metal tips at the ends of the shoelaces see more in  (ANATOMY SNEAKER)

WHAT IS COP OR DROP?

What is Cop or Drop?  This is one of the most asked questions in the sneakerhead universe before the launch of any sneakers. And does it simply  mean :  “take it or let it go”?  if you liked and would buy it is  COP .. if you did not like it and you probably would not buy it is  DROP .