I Thought I Was Past This Stage In Life

December 23, 2022
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December 23, 2022 Nick Engvall

I Thought I Was Past This Stage In Life

A couple people asked me to write more about my sneakers since I kicked off this year long blog resolution. So, here goes…For the last 15–20 years I’ve amassed an enormous sneaker collection. Before I say anything else, I don’t suggest it. Don’t do it. It’s not worth it. That said, I really do love sneakers and more so, the people they’ve connected me to that I would have never met otherwise.

While I’m ecstatic about the move I am in the midst of making, I am moving into a smaller house. That means, I’m back to having a large portion of my sneakers in storage for the time being. There are good and bad things about that, which I will get into shortly. My addiction to sneakers runs deep and I wouldn’t have it any other way (at least for now). Shout out to my fellow #sneakerholics out there who can understand.

I don’t collect at the same velocity that I once did but that doesn’t mean I don’t pick up an unhealthy amount of kicks on a regular basis. My approach to collecting isn’t typical compared to my fellow sneakerheads. I don’t have a ton of Air Jordans like a lot of people do. I’m probably under 60 pairs of Jordans. I don’t collect crazy valuable player exclusives, though I do have a few dozen obscure player editions that many people wouldn’t think twice about. I’ve always approached sneaker collecting as a talking point with other people in the footwear industry.

To be continued…

Damn, falling asleep and writing doesn’t mix well. Thanks to @wattznext for giving me the heads up on it 🫡

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Nick Engvall

Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector, and Sneaker News, helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, StockX, and Stadium Goods better connect with their consumers, has an addiction to burritos and Sour Patch Kids, and owns way too many shoes for his own good.

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