April 2, 2011 BY John Kim
Every sneakerhead has an amazing mom-and-pop-shop sneaker story to tell. The time you spotted an OG pair of Jordans or some early 90’s Nike Trainers in a clearance bin, when the shop-owner needed to make room for his new shipments and decided to liquidate a bunch of Air Maxes from the early 2000s, or any other instance when time stood still and the sneaker gods spoke directly to your heart. Jason White, a self-described ‘creative and unique individual’ has one story that trumps them all – a discovery of nearly 2,000 deadstock pairs of vintage Nikes, Converses, Diadoras, Etonics, and other gems just dying for some natural sunlight. How did White unearth these gems? He stopped by for some Red Wing boots and left with, well, not Red Wing boots. He describes the store owner as the type to ‘not get rid of stuff’, and wouldn’t let some of the items go for below the retail price. That’s good business on both sides, so check out a sampling of White’s gargantuan find below and head to Sneaker Freaker for the full feature and interview.
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