I remember when I was in Grade 1 (1996), my father used to collect NBA cards and most of them are Michael Jordan. That is the beginning of everything. From watching him playing then appreciating his shoes. The pair that triggers me with this passion is the Jordan 1 Breds/Banned. “The one that started it all”
Since I am still a student and cannot afford to buy sneakers for myself back then, I just officially started collecting when I graduated and got my first job. It wasn't easy, but still makes me very happy because I could cop some sneakers with some money that I earned myself.
However, cop a pair now and then are different because sneaker games has evolved a lot - and it has some pros and cons itself.
Since I am a Jordan 1 guy, most of the pairs in my rotation are Jordan 1 Travis Scott (Mocha), Jordan 1 A Ma Maniére, Jordan 1 Banned 2016, Jordan 1 Low Travis Scott x Fragment, Jordan 1 Bredtoe, Jordan 1 University Blue, and Jordan 1 Obsidian.
It will always feels like heaven. Nothing beats the sweet aroma smell of a new and fresh from the box pair of kicks. Especially if you really work hard to snag that pair. It is very fulfilling to UNDS them.
Since Jordan 1 is my favorite sneaker, I love to see Sean Wotherspoon create his masterpiece on it. The Jordan 1 Wotherspoon. I love what he did on the Airmax 97/1 and I think it will be exciting to see how it will look like in the Jordan 1s.
The Yeezy Boost 380 Calcite. My favorite colorway of 380s. It is a very clean colorway plus the glow in the dark feature is spectacular. It is a very comfortable sneaker with a sock like feel.
Aside from Off-White and Union LA, currently, I began to love A Ma Maniére. One of the major reasons is the execution of their collaboration with Jordan Brand. They really did a good job. From the story up to the smallest detail impressed me and that’s how I appreciate the brand as a whole.
I do have a small collection of funko pops. I just started collecting.
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