Friday, May 29, 2009


I'm often asked, "Whats your greatest shoe of all time?" and the answer will forever be the same - The Nike Air Max 1, Red/White. When this shoe dropped, most cats thought the air bubble was a little too futuristic, but I was immediately drawn to it. I wanted to see how it felt to walk on a pillow of air. I went to Athlete's Foot® and tried them on and they felt good, but not as orgasmic as I'd imagined. But walking over to see how they look in the full length mirror on the other, I knew that this was THAT shoe. I looked at the saleswoman in the mirror and she had that look. Like she knew she had a sale. Like she knew I had the future on my feet. She was correct in her assumptions. I did not hesitate to pay her what I can remember was $100 dollars. That was my first too. $100 for a pair of kicks. I didn't dare tell my parents what I'd paid for them, since I was living at home at the time and my share of the rent was late.I think I had maybe 5 different outfits that were worked around these shoes, and everytime I wore them, somebody would always say, "I seen those in the store but they didn't look right, but now that I see them on somebodys feet, I may have to get 'em" or girls would say "You rockin' them sneakers right!". I guess thats where the "walking on air" concept came into play. Tinker smashed the game with the AM1, and while there are 100's of different colorways, the red/white/grey/black is at the top of the heap. I've gone through 4 pairs because the clean-up on the driver heel was, and still is, horrible. Today, I'm looking to cop the 5th pair despite that issue.
Me & the homie, SupaCee...circa 1989-90.

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