I buy them!!! I have an issue!!! A severe case of the "Shoes"! Not uncommon and symptoms that often occur are extraordinary bliss followed by broke! I knew it was ridiculous when I opened my front door to boxes full of shoes I ordered online the day before, completely forgetting that I had done so. It's easily done. My obsession began very early. I remember the 1st pair of sneakers I cried over when they became too small. Nike Cortez Turquoise w/yellow swoosh!!! I was around 7yrs old STUNTIN'!!! Sneakers, Trainers in the UK if you will :) They were the gateway drug to much bigger, more lethal problems I've had over the years...
1985, Michael Jordan came to London and played at my gym, Brixton Recreation Centre, home of the Brixton Topcats. MY TEAM. My brother was pictured with him in The Evening Standard shooting a lay up. My brother was 5 at the time and also wore Spiderman sneakers that day LOL Thankfully, we were treated that day to what was one of many issues...
Soon as a new one was available, had to have those. My personal faves... 4's hands down. Only because I distinctly remember the Christmas that I got them and I brought them with me 1st day of school after Christmas break. I didn't wear them. Just wanted to show everyone that I had them. Looking back, I only recall ever wearing them a couple of times, they remained fresh for a while. I was too scared to get them dirty. One scrape shut the whole thing down. I had the white shoe polish and everything back then lol
The craziest thing I ever did when it came to my sneakers was at a Brixton Topcats basketball game. I was about 18, basketball was my life, I was heavily into breaking ankles and wanted to do so, fashionably of course. I held down a decent paying job as a Librarian :) and with that pay check came "THE SHOES"!!! Both pairs!!! I wore the Nike Air Total Max Uptempo's to that game! One of each. The black and neon yellow on one foot, the white/silver/black and blue one on the other. They cost roughly around 120 GBP back then!!! That's like $240 per pair!!! According to Brixton, I was BALLIN' :) Had a decent game that day too. The shoes! The shoes??? __ ____ __ ___ ____!!!
Now, it's changed somewhat!!! I'm not into sneakers as much. Now it's these... and many others just as fierce that I must have. Even if I don't wear them... I just want to look at them and know they're mine... Obsessed much?!?! LOL The 1st step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. My name is Marsha Ambrosius... Thank you ;)