The only thing worse than not getting a pair of sneakers is paying too much for them. For some of us, that means paying the price slapped on the box from the brands. Being an obsessive sneaker collector means you're going to want get things for cheap, and it's also a rite of passage in sneaker to say, "I got them for below retail."

But how do you think this is achieved? Well, it's not as hard as one would think, but it takes a little bit of know how. It's also not as easy as just asking for a discount. If you follow these steps, though, you'll be procuring stellar sneakers and for cheaper than you'd imagine. Here's How to Get a Hook-Up on Sneakers.

Matt Welty is a staff writer at Complex. Follow him on Twitter here.