July 1, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
“I’m collecting sneakers for, hmm I can’t remember how long . . . “
It’s pretty obvious when a guy named Fabian uses that kind of verb conjugation that he’s a native European, and in this video from the recently concluded Sneakerness Zurich event, Mr. Hoyois gives us a feel for what it was like for Euro sneakerheads in the early days. The video ‘In Mint Condition’ offers a rundown of Fabian’s collection along with his memories of how he couldn’t get the basketball shoes he’d seen on NBA telecasts. It’s the classic story of the European proclivity for running and tennis ‘trainers’, with a few extreme rarities tossed in for all you connoisseurs out there. Click through to see the video in its entirety, let us know how these compare to the other collections we’ve seen and stick with Sneaker News for more looks into the world’s best sneaker archives.