Yesterday, word quickly spread through our insular community that we had lost a genuine legend: Gary Warnett, the widely respected and beloved sneaker scribe has passed away at 39. Not only was the UK native a reliable resource with two decades in the business, Gary was known for his kindness and humor, a straight shooter whose enthusiasm for sneakers, style and popular culture was both pure and infectious.
Gary acted as a consultant and copywriter for various brands throughout the sneaker industry, but for many admirers, first exposure to his work came via Crooked Tongues, the pioneering sneaker-obsessed site where he was the content manager and editor. Even as the community mourns, Gary will be long remembered for his keen insight, his breadth of knowledge and his one-of-a-kind style.
Rest in peace, Gary.