Originally Posted by Jack Spain
I don't understand why cats are worried about how limited a shoe is, I copp regardless. I never cared who has the same shoe as I do or how much can I get resell if I wanted to let go of them. If you can grab a pair you want, then do so because regardless there will be more than person with that shoe.
That's fine and all but very simply put, exclusiveness is something of value in society. If diamonds were as common as aluminum, they wouldn't be highly sought after. If a Rolls Royce was $16,000 and was about as available as a Ford Focus, the rich would migrate to some other vehicle. Heck, there aren't any millionaires buying Hyundai Genesis'. Not that it's not a nice car, it's just easily available to those who are in a different (and much lower) tax bracket then them.
Transfer this to shoes. Ever been to a shoe event like SneakerCon? The guy with the recently released retroes from 2014-2015, his table gets stepped right over. I'd rather go see the guy who has a shoe that's 1 of 48 or something. I'd rather see the guy who has a table filled with about $200,000 worth of kicks. Me personally, I have multiple shoes where there are less than 100 pairs in existence. To have something different than EVERYONE else, it's a good feeling. You'd be lying if you disagree.
To like a shoe, want a shoe, then find out it's rare, that's a good feeling. To not like a shoe, find out it's rare, then want it, that's corny.