The enthusiast's dictionary

Le dico du passionné

The world of sneakers has long fascinated and intrigued. While our references were limited to stores such as Courir or Foot Locker, today this flourishing market has seen the birth of many new digital players. Sneakers are an integral part of our daily lives and bring together a host of enthusiasts on the lookout for the latest trends and news. A market that does not wait and whose terms are known to be specific.

And if you don't understand the codesyou are considered as "has-been".

But Kikikickz is there, and has concocted just for you the The enthusiast's dictionary.


Heel, n. : The heeled part of the pair. A detail on the back of the pair is called a "heel tab".

Insole, n. : Inner sole of the sneaker.

Midsole, n. : The midsole between the upper and the outsole.

Eyelet, n .: Small hole through which the laces pass.

Outsole, n. : The outer sole of a sneaker.

Side, n. : The outside of the shoe where the brand's logo is most often found.

Toebox, n. : Toe of the shoe which comprises most often small holes for more ventilation. Some brands even try transparency.

Tongue, n. : A tongue that protects the upper part of the foot.

Upper, n .: The upper side of the shoe covering the foot.


DS (DeadStock): Expression indicating that a pair of sneakers is new (never worn).

DSWT (DeadStock with Tags) :Expression indicating that a pair of sneakers is new, the tags are still present.

Fake, expr .: Expression used to denounce a counterfeit product.

Legit, adj. : Means the authenticity of a pair. Can be used by sellers to justify the legitimacy of the pair.

L/C (Legit Check), expr. : Reliability check. Expression to ask members of a group if a pair offered for sale is authentic.

OG: Refers to the original colorway of a pair.

Rocker, v. : The act of wearing a pair.

SKU, n .: Identification code of a pair of sneakers.

UNDS (UnDeadStock), v. : Theact of wearing a new pair for the first time (example: "I have UNDS").

VNDS (Very Near DeadStock), expr. : Expression indicating that a pair is almost new.

Worn, v.: The act of wearing a pair.


Ban, v. : To ban a person from a group.

Camp, v. : The act of camping outside a store and waiting for a coveted pair of sneakers to come out.

Instore, n. : A term used for retail stores.

Release Date, n.: Date of release.

Resell(er), v and n. : To resell a product while making a profit. A reseller is a retailer who makes a living from reselling.

Restock, n. : To replenish stock.

Sample, n. : A sample of a pair designed before its official release.

Shipping, n. : Shipping.

Size Swap, v. : To exchange a pair (identical) to obtain its size.

Swoosh, n. Nike's comma logo.


COP, expr. : Derived from the expression COP, the word means "to buy a pair".

DROP, expr. : To not want to buy a pair. Opposite of "cop".

Raffle, n. : A raffle held during limited sneaker releases for a chance to buy a prized pair.

GR (General Release)Indicates sneaker releases scheduled by retailers( Run, Footlocker, Chausport, etc.).

GS (Grade School) :Indicates that a pair is available in all sizes (men, women and children).

L (Loose) : Means "Loose" - "loser". Used when you can't get the pair you want.

LPU (Last Pick Up), expr. : Last purchase(s) of sneakers.


WTB (Want to Buy), expr .: Willingness to buy a pair.

WTS (Want to Sell), expr .:Willingness to sell a pair.

WTT (Want to Trade) :Willingness to trade a pair.

Trade, v. : To exchangeone pair of sneakers for another.

Retailn. :Recommended or imposed selling price (example: He bought this pair at retail price).

Resell, n. :The resale price of a pair of sneakers.

PP Ready (PayPal Ready)Indicates that a buyer has a sum of money in his PayPal account that will allow him to finalize the purchase (e.g., on Facebook groups, you can find "WTB ... PP ready").

Meet-up, v. and n. : Means "meeting". When a buyer wants to buy a pair of shoes, he sometimes prefers to meet with the buyer to make sure that the product is in order.

Flaker, n. : A person who withdraws at the last minute during a buying or selling process even though both parties have agreed on the terms of sale.

Scammer, n .: Anill-intentioned buyer and/or seller who simply wants to scam.


BOT, n .: A robot to facilitate the purchase of rare and limited pairs.

ATC (Add To Cart): Add to cart. Robots make it easy to add sneakers to the cart via an automated system. This practice considerably increases the chances of acquiring a pair during limited releases.

You are now a sneaker expert! No more excuses for not telling your friends. Our volume 2 of the Dico des passionnés is coming soon, stay tuned!

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