I’ve been collecting trainers for a fair amount of time now and if I go back 3 or 4 years I have probably a collection 300 deep and for many they would think I am mad but to others that would be the tip of the iceberg of what the size of their collection is, I know one person who has a collection in 4 figures!!
You may ask how does someone with such big collections wear them all and the simple answer is that some people have shoes in their collection that they will never wear, I got to the point of looking at the shelves with my shoes on and thought what’s the point of owning a shoe and never wearing it! I don’t have the luxury of being able to afford to keep shoes that I’m not going to wear so what I did is go through my collection and sold a big chunk of shoes that I knew I just wouldn’t wear!
But there are 2 shoes in my collection that I will never wear and they currently sit pride of place in my display cabinet, lucky enough I managed to doubles of both pairs so I will at least wear the model but not 2 certain pairs!
Why? Because they are signed 2 people that I have the utmost respect for!
The first shoe is the Air Jordan 1 Retro High X Dave White (Wings For The Future)
I have been fortunate enough to have met Dave on a few occasions and he was very kind to sign the shoe that he designed. I was also very fortunate to go to his old studio in Liverpool where I was lucky enough to see various samples of potential versions of what may have been released! I really liked one of the unreleased pairs and would love to get my hands on a pair but I doubt that will ever happen!
The second shoe is the Jordan CMFT VIS X Sole Collector that is signed by the one and only Tinker Hatfield, for those involved in the shoe game Tinker will need no introduction but for many Tinker Hatfield has been responsible for designing many of Nike’s classic models! To sum him up he is a legend and possibly the one person most collectors would like to met!
And now for a couple of pictures which I know you are waiting for!
Dave White and myself, on foot shot and display cabinet
Unfortunately I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Tinker Hatfield so it’s just pictures of the shoes
That’s all for now, thanks for passing through my blog and we will speak soon!