A global fashion platform is on the hunt for the biggest sneakerheads in the world and have devised an online test to ensure only the most dedicated followers of sneaker culture can apply.
Fashion site Lyst is only allowing applicants who pass the test access to apply for the position.
Those who pass then have the opportunity to submit their application to become a paid member of Lyst’s Sneaker Intelligence Unit, whose job is to advise the company on future content and reports.
“We are on the hunt for contributors to the Sneaker Insights Unit, the ultimate experts in sneaker design, history, culture and trends,” the company’s application page reads.
The successful applicants will have a bottomless sneaker allowance, a salary and access to exclusive global meetups and launches.
Lyst said the candidate will need to identify emerging sneaker trends, lead special investigations, be eyes and feet on the ground at sneaker events, a deep understanding of the community, a critical eye and have an encyclopaedic knowledge of sneaker history and design.
“Passion and knowledge count for more than social followers, academic qualifications or industry experience,” the site said.
Those who perform best and join the team will have an expert profile on the Lyst network with recognition as some of the leading figures in the industry, a company spokesperson told the Mirror.
“Sneaker culture pulls from all kinds of influences, from music to politics, sport and design, and to pass our test your knowledge needs to be both broad and deep,” the spokesperson said.
“We are on the hunt for the country’s premier sneaker experts to form a Sneaker Intelligence Unit, which will help focus our attention on the kicks which are poised to cause an impact on the scene.
“The participant with the top score will have the chance to join our team, with an aim to entertain followers of sneaker culture with insightful content from the frontline of footgear.”
Participants need a score of 80 per cent or higher to be invited to the “mastery” stage challenge.
“This isn’t a task for the faint-hearted, and sneaker-casuals may find themselves in deep water quickly,” the spokesperson from Lyst told the Mirror.
“We really are looking for the best of the best — someone who could rattle off the most up-to-date collaborations and footwear breakthroughs, as well as calling upon their in-depth knowledge of the designs, designers and events which helped to shape a global fashion phenomenon.”
So how hard is the test? Let’s just say I won’t be quitting my day job.