In 2009, while I was still in high school, I bought my first pair of Jordan 1s. I viewed them as a regular pair of shoes that I could use for almost anything, including dancing, playing basketball, and wearing them every day.
Back in 2013, when a friend offered me a used pair of Air Jordan 5 'Black/Metallic Gold', I never viewed Jordans as a treasure. That's when I realized the worth of sneakers, which sparked my passion.
The camp-out days. Before raffles were a thing, we would camp outside sneaker stores hoping to get a pair that we liked. We needed to be present whenever there was a roll call of the list and must sleep on the sides until the store opened.
The list consists of those who are waiting in line; if your name is called and you aren't there, the person in charge of the line will remove your name. Those were the most memorable of times!
It feels fantastic! Whenever I purchase a new pair, I store them on ice for at least a month before wearing them. It feels so good to put on deadstock pairs that fit flawlessly.
A collaboration Nike x Jabbawockeez would be dope!
Virgil Abloh. Although I've never owned a pair of Off-Whites, I've always admired his ability to deconstruct and reassemble designs. His designs are so recognizable that it is possible to identify them with just a glance and say, "Ah, that's Virgil's."
He is one of the GOATs to have ever done it.
Probably the 2011 Jordan 1 OG High Banned. The one with the ‘X’ logo at the back.
Watches. Lifelong, I have never purchased a timepiece for myself. My watches were all gifts or presents from different occasions. Even though some of them aren't all that fancy, I still value them as my most precious items.