I was drawn to sneakers at a very young age when I started playing basketball competitively. I look forward to changing to a new pair of basketball shoes for every new year of basketball competitions.
My first pair of Jordan 11 was released when I was in secondary, and it was the first pair I was obsessed with. Subsequently, I (instead of my dad) bought Jordan 12, 13, and 14 for each year of my four years of secondary school.
AND1 mixtapes and probably the only time a small niche basketball brand rivaled big brands like Nike and Adidas resonate with me.
Fresh. I used to feel a lot more excited, but recently I think there have just been too many new and good designs that it's kind of numbing. So now I have to really control and only pick up pieces that add value to my collection and wardrobe.
I am a fan of Steven Smith (model of various New Balance and Yeezy), Christian Tresser (Air Max '97 Silver Bullet and Salomon ACS Pro designer), and Eiichiro Homma (North Face Purple Label and Nanamica designer).
Actually, it already exists but is not for sale to the public (yet?) - Paraboot x The North Face Purple Label.
Pairs in my current rotation are the ALD x New Balance 550s, Nike Dunks, Salomon ACS Pro Adv, Hoka Tor Ultra Low, Jjjjound x Reebok NPC II, Adidas Adimatic, and Nike Terminator OG.
My grail is the Air Jordan 1 High OG 'Chicago' of any year; actually, even the 2022 'Lost and Found.'
I wear caps a bit too much for the good of my hair.
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