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I am a sneakerhead

I am a sneakerhead episode 4 - @A_knf

I became a part of the "sneaker community", when I saw a picture of the Asics Gel Lyte 3 "Patta" in 2010. I fell in love with the colorway immediately, so I joined a local group of sneakerheads, and they helped me finding a pair. However, I would have had to pay 300€ for it. At this point, I was still attending high school, and spending 300€ for a pair of shoes was crazy. I couldn't believe some people would pay that amount. So I found myself another pair of Asics a few weeks later: Asics Gel Lyte 3 Tan. It was the first pair I bought for myself.

After that purchase I moved on and joined more groups in which I met more people. They all made me love the Asics brand even more than I did before. Whenever I had enough money I bought new Asics. Primarily, I was buying pairs from the genreal releases, but I knew I wanted something special.

In 2015 Asics celebrated their 25th anniversary by dropping new collaborations each month. Pictures of the sneakers were leaked prematurely, and I saw the Afew-collab, which was set to drop in May, and I just knew that it was the pair I had been waiting for. So I bought it: I managed to buy the pair to retail price. I was so happy with them, and I didn't want to wear them. I was too scared to wear them outside and accidentally 'destroy' them, because I couldn't afford buying another pair at the resell price (~400€).

I have learned that there are some pairs that I won't be able to buy, but I'm happy with the pairs I own and I will continue to buy sneakers.

- Avy Knafo 

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