Sneakers today are a hot fashion item. Hip-hop stars like Nelly rap about their Nikes in songs like "Air Force Ones," named after Nike's best-seller.
Kids get robbed for their sneakers, or worse -- some have even been killed.
Sneakers are such a status symbol today that "sneakerheads," as they call themselves, pay hundreds of dollars for custom-painted or vintage sneakers. They gather to buy, sell and trade sneakers at conventions like Dunkxchange, which stages shows across...Full Story