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!
Most of my sneaker rotations are Nikes, specifically Jordan 1s and Dunks.
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.