Nice Kicks — A “Sneak Peek” Inside Sneaker Grandpa’s Shoe Rooms

This interview with ‘Sneaker Grandpa’ makes me quite emotional ; a true sneakerhead who’s not interested in following the overtrodden Nike/Jordan path, and chooses his own: namely, quality collabs (New Balance and Reeboks are his preference).

He talks us through his enviable (and mint) collection of 25th Anniversary Classic Leathers, as well as a few others, and what they each mean to him.

“A lot of people show us the same stuff over and over again but, I definitely wanted this season to be full of stuff we just haven’t seen before, and you definitely did that…” Wonderful stuff. —BokOne

Posted on March 6, 2015, in Newsfeed and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Thanks so much for the review. It was fun to film this but even more fun to see the overwhelmingly positive feedback it has received. At first I was afraid to read the comments and had even prepared myself to not respond, but it seems that I struck a nerve with a lot of people. From the diehard runner fans to the impressionable newer collectors, it is resonating. Very happy that so many of my statements and thoughts stayed intact because I am very passionate about both sneakers and how people relate to them and each other. Just wanted to stop by and say thank you and keep up the great work!

  2. I was at home with a few beers on a Friday night when I watched it, Patrick – and many of the things you said about some specific shoes (eg; the Livestock collabs being so wearable simply because they’re muted) rang 100% true with me too – I’m at an age where wearing Ventilator OG’s in Pink and Green is pushing it somewhat hahah 😀 Drop me a message if you have any thoughts about articles for Retrobok, or even wish to do a Collectors Feature. Thanks again! Chris / BokOne

  3. Love hearing that. Honestly at my age I’m past worrying about how many likes I get or whether anyone agrees with my taste in shoes. And yes I agree with some of those color ways – the fact that it was an OG doesn’t mean I have to have it. No use buying a pair just to have it except in the cases I noted where it is part of a larger collection. I’d love to contribute in any way I can with the site. I’m going to be traveling for work for a few weeks but I’m happy to do a feature or whatever will help spread the love.

  4. Hey let me know if you’d still like to do any kind of Collectors Feature. I noticed your post on the homepage and thought I’d follow up with my offer.

  5. Absolutely man! I’ll get in touch asap 🙂