As my time as a collector goes on I get to see where trainers first began, their origins, the very first silhouettes and all the OG colourways. I love finding out new things about brands or specific trainers that I didn’t know before.
To actually gain knowledge over time and really learn to appreciate your trainers is a great thing and definitely separates the collectors from those with too much money. In my opinion, regardless of what you collect- Stan smiths are essential.
They initially dropped back in 1971- made for the tennis player ‘Stan Smith’ and have been popular with collectors and the public consumers ever since. With a full grain leather body and rubber sole these will most likely last me a while and it’s nice to not blow a full month’s wage on every pair of trainers I cop too!