With the sneaker game changing so drastically and a new generation jumping into an obsession, we thought it was only appropriate that we get the newbies up to speed on how to talk that talk when it comes to kicks. We decided to put together our own kicktionary of terms that are imperative so you don’t look foolish when choppin’ it up about sneakers. Hit the jump to check out A Beginner’s Guide to Sneaker Terminologyand feel free to add your own in the comments section.Beaters are those kicks you always choose to wear, even after they’ve been worn over and over again. In fact, at a certain point, you start to love every bit of “character” that shows in the form of creases, scuffs, stains, and that always lovely stench. Well, maybe not the stench. And without fail, even if you have 1,000 pairs of sneakers, you wind up with a pair of beaters.