Thursday, April 28, 2016

Chris Bosh Tells You How to Start a Sneaker Collection*~

The Miami Heat power forward posted a new piece on his website this week where he talks about his personal history with sneakers and gives would-be collectors advice on where to purchase footwear. There's not too much insight on picking up shoes that you've not heard before, but Bosh's stories about getting into shoes are certainly relatable. "We’d get one pair at the beginning of each school year and then wear them into the ground," Bosh writes of his days as a youngster coveting sportswear. "I remember getting the Eastbay catalog at school. We’d flip through the pages and fantasize over all the new, cool shoes." Bosh also mentions that the only sneaker from his youth that he's still trying to track down is a pair of Penny 2's. Read the piece in its entirety here.

How to start a sneaker collection

Because I'm an athlete, it might seem obvious that I like sneakers. I wear them a lot, both on the court and off. But my love of this cool and comfortable shoe runs a little deeper. I wouldn't say I'm a hard-core collector; I just collect the ones I like.