Doubled up on anything lately?😏
Figured it would be rude not to have a back up of my favourite 998 and one of the best NB in my eyes. These are pretty flawless👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
I love a tidy collab and back in the day when the scale of mania/hype/reselling hadn't hit I used to jump on a fair few, but can honestly say, collabs have started to turn me off. The @aimeleondore is a perfect example, I mean reselling US$650, you have to ask yourself what can I buy with that money? Nowadays I could probably pick up a bunch of old collabs, which no one cares about anymore unless you know, used pairs to restore or just a handful of sale pairs. Eventually hyped pairs will land in one of these grave yards given enough time and patience. Buying smart with that money I could probably get 6-10 quality pairs over a few months. There’s no argument in my mind, if you’re buying them the hypes won. It’s not that I don’t like the sneakers I often do, it’s the feeling I get of buying something hyped almost makes me feel dirty like I am perpetuating what I have come to dislike in the current industry. Patience and buying smart is key, which I can be grateful for my family commitments forcing my hand with this approach. I had to find a way to stay involved in my passion for sneakers and streetwear without the financial burden it now brings👍🏻
With the hysteria and retail/resale prices, I always ask myself do I genuinely like these as much as a good GR I know I can easily cop in the sales, some used pairs or restoration projects and the majority of time the answer is no. Quality on GR has increased for a lot or labels on par with collabs too which makes this an easier consideration, also generally I prefer something understated only people in the know might clock and be like damn that's a banger. What are your thoughts guys🤔
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