Sneakers are for more than your casual run in the park. Today, footwear has become an elusive fashion culture and the price tags are high. Consumers buying and reselling limited quality kicks, for example, have made the sneaker market a competitive and profitable market to be in. So when soul searching for the latest and greatest on the market, here are 9 Instagram accounts that can help walk you through the right purchase.

1. @sneakernews

With over 6 million followers, @SneakerNews is the feed to follow when needing to quench your thirst for the latest news in sneaker design and releases. The account also operates its own website, providing a more in-depth look at the sneakers posted on their Instagram page. Additionally, the site offers purchasing links, as well as the release dates and times the products go on sale.

2. @sneakerfreakermag

This account features photos and news on the latest in sneakers, as well as info on shoe prices and when and where to buy them. The company also offers a print publication and blog filled with features and in-depth sneaker-related content. “We can’t guarantee that orders addressed to correctional facilities will be delivered. If it doesn’t make it through, don’t complain,” reads a disclaimer on the site.

3. @ronniefieg

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Ronnie Fieg is the creator behind the Kith epidemic, and uses to personal feed to post news and hints on his latest collaborations. Along with sneakers, he also has a clothing line, which often coincides with the newest sneaker in that that same collection.

4. @sneakercon

Sneaker Con’s helps both the buyer and the seller. Photographing the newest and rarest, it advertises upcoming events and tips for finding that sold out pair you’ve been dying to get your hands on. This feed also does occasional giveaways and raffles of highly desired shoes for its followers.

5. @juicegee

If you ain't already guessed, red's my new thing. #staycozy

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Because sneakers aren’t just for boys, Juice/Jess showcases her array of sneakers and how she uses them to amplify her style. Her feed isn’t just tailored to the newest sneakers on the market—she tends to head down the more vintage route with classic sneakers and bringing them back to life.

6. @theshoesurgeon

Celebrating 50 years #nylite50 #tretorn hand making a pair of @Tretorn Nylite

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Domenic Chambrone is probably as original as you can get when looking for a unique pair of kicks. His page features all restored, custom-made sneakers he designed himself. He takes the classic shoes we know and love and gives them a new, unconventional twist. He also has his own website where you can explore his work and request and design your own pair of custom sneakers.

7. @kicksonfire

New Yeezy alert!!!! The Dark Green Yeezy Boost 350 V2 is expected to drop next month. Tap the link in our bio for details. #kicksonfire

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Another source for the latest on sneaker development and releases, KicksOnFire uses both its site and Instagram for the latest sneaker news, providing prices, locations and retail information.

8. @nicekicks

Nice Kicks is a challenge page where its followers decide which sneaker reigns supreme while also providing news, release dates and culture-driven content. You can also check out more in-depth content on its blog.

9. @sneakerpolitics

A resale company based out of Louisiana, @sneakerpolitics will help you bask in the beauty of limited quantity creations while also providing an online marketplace for sneakers you thought were gone for good. Photos contains description and prices, as well as info such as when and where to make a purchase.