If it wasn’t made blatantly obvious by this website, I love sneakers. There’s nothing like opening up that box and taking out some fire for the first time, stepping out of the house with something wavy on, or finally getting your hands on that one sneaker that’s been eluding you for years.
However, the hands-down dopest thing about sneakers is when you have a pair that’s very valuable to you. I’m not necessarily talking about rare sneakers, or sneakers that are worth a lot of money (even though I’ve got kicks that fit in both of those categories). I’m talking about sneakers that bring back memories of a certain time or place, driving their value to you through the roof.
Here’s the sneakers in my collection that are the most valuable to me:
Quick backstory on these: Chelsea and Kellie (I shouted them out in my About Me post last week) took the time to customize these for me and delivered them to me this past Valentine’s Day. Needless to say, I was completely shocked. The fact that someone would take time out of their busy-ass schedule to customize a pair of shoes (something that they knew I loved) for me blew me away. These are the most valuable pair in my collection because of the meaning that they hold, the thought behind them, and the good memories they always bring back. Isn’t that what a big part of collecting sneakers is about anyway? Bringing back good memories and having kicks that mean something to you? I thought so.