- Joined Jan 5, 2009
We spend so much time fussing about how JB is going down hill on this board, but I wanted to share a cool story from school. I am a teacher in an elementary school, as I have posted before, and I had a really cool experience involving JB. I was at school one day a couple months ago, as I often do, had on a pair of retro J's that I had from when I was younger (XVI's). One of the boys in my class that has a bunch of kicks walked up and struck up a conversation about them as the kids were lining up for lunch. While he was talking about them another little boy who was rocking a pair of transformer payless shoes walked up and said "One day I am going to wear shoes like you." My heart was broken as I looked down at his well worn shoes with frayed laces. That afternoon I was on my way home and I thought I would run by this local mom and pop shop that gets a lot of excess runs of kids size kicks. As I walked in I looked at their kids section and found a pair of AJ III fire reds from a couple years back. I immediately bought them hoping for the right size. I figured at $50 it was well worth the gamble. I thought it would be great to pull mine out and wear after I anonymously gave them to him. You know, so he had the kicks that he thought were cool. Anyway, they didn't fit so I ended up going back and trading them for a pair of Derek Jeter's Jordan Brand shoes. I had one of the ladies I worked with tell him someone had given the shoes to the office for him the next day. Long story short he comes in all excited to my class telling everyone about his Jordans and asks me what kind they are. He was so pumped when he found out that the were Jeters and started telling everyone they were 2 different players shoes!We worry about the next release date, what kind of heat or trash is coming out, and so many little details as collectors. I think sometimes it is the heart of a child that we forget, that is why a lot of us Jordan heads love Jordans, we had a memory from when we were younger. I hope when he looks back at his childhood he has a kind memory of his first pair of Jordans.