- Feb 8, 2005
Story. I go to UNLV, and I wear my Jordans all the time on campus. I don't look for props on my kicks, nor do I care if anyone is looking at them EVER. All that matters is that I like them, and they are comfortable. UNLV isn't full of shoe heads or anything, but theres definitely some there. I'vegotten stopped a few times from people asking where I got my kicks etc...but this one stop which happened the other day really surprised me. While I waswalking to class a maintenance guy yelled at me from a far distance. He yelled so loud that I heard him through my iPod...which I'm partially def fromlol. Anyway, he stopped me about my shoes. He asked me when and where I got them, and how I got them and what not. (I'm not saying which pair yet for areason.) I was vaguely answering saying I got them online and blah blah 2 years ago and what not. My answers weren't good enough for him. This guy wasalmost interrogating me to the point where I was either going to walk away, or punch him in the face. Finally, I asked him why he was so interested in myshoes. He immediately responded that my shoes were worth 1500-2000 dollars, and that his "homie" at Footlocker told him so. I look down at myshoes...which were BMP Black/Maize Jordan 1's and ask him, are you SURE it's this exact pair? He said yes that exact pair. Instead of beingcondescending and telling him he was wrong, I acted like I believed him and joked saying I should try to sell them. I lied and told him that I was runninglate for class so I left pretty quickly and was wondering to myself why he was so anxious about my shoes. It then hit me that during this conversation he saidthat he had a pair himself. He probably bought this pair from his "homie" at Footlocker for a substantial amount of money, thinking he was gettingsome rare/exclusive kicks. Now I do NOT expect anyone else to know as much about kicks as I do, nor will I look down on someone who overpaid for a pair ofkicks because he had no idea. BUT it upset me when I found out a Footlocker employee is taking advantage of someone that doesn't know as much, or maybeeven anything at all. When I'm at a shoe store, 95% of the time I know more about kicks than the person thats selling them to me. Naive people on theother hand would believe employees at any shoe store just because theyre around shoes all the time. Now that I've seen a situation like this firsthand...does anyone else have any stories like this or know anyone that actually does stuff like this? I'd really like to hear more on this topic. Ireally want to see how grimey some people will get just to get some loot.