I sold my Yeezys yesterday.
If you know me, you know that’s a big deal. I only ever had one Yeezy, the “Turtledove” 350 Boost … which also happens to be the best Yeezy of the bunch in my opinion. I managed to cook on them when I was still working at Finish Line … and I even got an employee discount, which means I paid a whopping $140 for one of the most valuable shoes of the last few years.
And I wore the absolute shit out of them, from the day they showed up. I wore them at Minnehaha Falls for a photoshoot, where they got thrashed. I wore them to events. To parties. To dates in the attempt to impress ladies (that didn’t really work, but hey … nothing ventured, nothing gained!) I wore them frequently, and got more than my money’s worth.
And recently, I decided it was time to let them go. As much as I love them … Yeezys just aren’t that special to me anymore. You used to see them once in a blue moon, and now you see them literally wherever you go. When I was in LA recently, I saw what seemed like a pair of Yeezys every block … and that put me off. I decided that I was done with them, and I was going back to what I’ve always loved: Vans and Jordan I’s.
I sold them to a friend yesterday who promised he’d wear them and not flip them himself, and you know what? I don’t regret it one bit. I was a little wistful when I saw them leave, but I got some fire in return … and I got the chance to make a great friend very happy, which is a chance I’ll always take.
What I’m trying to say here is that sometimes letting go of a valuable posession can be refreshing. It can clear the palate and make you feel really good about yourself. You just might make someone else very happy too! So give it a try sometime … you’ll probably enjoy it more than you think.
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