Wednesday, December 01, 2004

one more freak on the sole train

Know this: Somewhere out there, perhaps in your neighborhood, lurks a sneakerhead.

The 175 pairs of sneakers Eric Hsieh owns have never been worn. They're tucked safely away in shoeboxes. Once in a while, if Hsieh really likes a certain kind, like the Nike Air Jordans, he'll buy a few extra pairs so he can actually wear one.

There are names for people like Hsieh: ''Sneakerhead'' and ''sneakerfreak'' are handy labels given to the modest but ever-growing community of avid sneaker collectors.

Read more @ Sneakerfreaks have sole -- and a craving for more

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