Complex’s 10 Sneakers Every Serious Collector Should Own
Do you consider yourself a serious sneaker collector? Do you take pride in hunting through dusty attics, closets, and the like for ancient footwear? If you’re that sort of person (We’re assuming you are if you found your way to this site) then Complex has some advice for you. The team over there has put together their “10 Sneakers Every Serious Collector Should Own”. Mind you this isn’t specific models for the most part, but rather more general categories like “a pair of shoes without laces”, “a pair of adidas with someone’s face on it”, etc. Continue reading for a couple samples and then go to Complex to see the rest.
A pair of Converse Chuck Taylors that were made in the USA.
A pair of adidas with someone’s face on the tongue.
A pair of pre-1986 Nike Air Force 1 Highs.
A pair of New Balance that were made in the USA.
A pair of Air Jordans with “Nike Air” branding.
A pair of adidas with someone’s face on the tongue....!?!?!..Are you fucking kidding me..!?!?!?
KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR YOU MODDASOCCAZ....!!!
I have a DEADSTOCK Pair of ADIDAS SUPERSTARS made in FRANCE..with the thin tounge,the suede innersole and grey/white suede stripes....
I just trew away like almost 30 pairs of shelltoes in all the colors from the late 80´s early 90´s..all yellowed up.
I also have a pair with all white snakeleather stripes like RUN wears in RUNS HOUSE video...
I have a load of original suede pumas in all the colors you could buy in london or paris back then.
does that make me something like a collector or a sneakerhead?...No..it doesnt at all.
and get your facts right about some one´s face on a adidas shoe....BEFORE you make a clown out of your self.....
Article writer Brendan Dunne isn't 'there' yet. Albeit respect his opinion, ...
A real-deal collector must have:
adidas "SUPERSTAR" - Made in France
adidas "PROMODEL" - Made in France
adidas "Marathon" - Made in Western Germany
adidas "STAN SMITH" - Made in France
adidas "TOP TEN" - Made in France
adidas "BECKENBAUER" - Made in Western Germany
New Balance 990 - Made in USA
New Balance 1500 - Made in USA and Made in England
Diadora - Made in Italy
Nike - Made in Japan
Asics Tiger TBF707 - Made in Japan
Asics Tiger TBF712 - Made in Japan
Onitsuka Tiger "Chuck Taylor" - Made in Japan
Superga - Made in Italy
Pony - Made in USA
K-Swiss - Made in Czechoslovakia
Tretorn - Made in USA
The advent of Nike, JBs, Reeboks, even adidas, etc - all of which are now made in Asia particularly China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines, etc - was a self-inflicted wound for the sake of cheap labor.
As a collector myself, I look up to European-made or American-made sneakers - the country of origin. Japan is an exception among Asian countries because of its long tradition of superior craftsmanship.
Dumbest fucking article Complex has ever made. Who are they to tell me what I need to have? FOH I buy what I want
So if someone collects only Adidas or whatever why would they have a pair of Nike Air Jays... That doesn't make them a serious sneakerhead makes them more of a hypebeast.
Who determines what a "serious" sneakerhead should buy? If I don't have these kicks will the "serious sneakerhead police" come get me? GTFO!
Don't be surprised if Complex comes out with a "Top 10 Sneakers all Re-Sellers should sell" list too.
This is fucking dumb a sneaker head buys what they like not influenced by stupid hype and a dumb list.
@Sneeky I notice that you and the author of the Complex piece use collector, as opposed to "sneakerhead". That's what's up.