What Sneaker Introduced You To The Shoe Game?

The Sneaker That Started It All

Back in 2004 the Jordan "Wheat 13s" released, at that time I was used to traditional colorways. This is first wheat colorway for a Jordan Model and was actually ahead of its time, because there are a lot of "Wheat" colorways nowadays that are being released.

I didn't even have the shoe when it came out, my sister was the one that had them in a size 7y. At the time I wore a 7.5-8, but i used to wear her wheats like they were mine.

Til this day the 2004 release will always hold a special place with me, which is why no matter what I will keep a pair of Wheat 13s in my collection.

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Which sneaker made you love the shoe game?

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Comments (14)
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aintnothinnyce
aintnothinnyce

me personally it would be back in 6th grade with the navy blue and white uptowns from '02 (21st anniversary joints), then i got a pair of true blue 3s and Columbia 11s and my entire life changed. Great read Eddie, keep it up family!

Ramone6
Ramone6

Mines were the original Flu Game 12s. I dont really remember rocking them, but they were a size 4.5 and I know it was love because I found a collection of 13s, and 14s afterwards. Lol

Vizionrich
Vizionrich

Mine had to be playoff 9s. Came out around my birthday & got them as a gift. Hopped in them all AAU & still wore them to school πŸ˜‚

DAMRUFF
DAMRUFF

Editor

This is a good topic. I honestly can’t remember the sneaker that introduced me because I’ve been into sneakers for so long but a moment that stands out for me was in 2000 the Metallic Jordan 5 with Nike Air on the back released. I was in school and had no way to get to the store to cop them but I called the store and they held them for me (I still have the kicks with my name on the box πŸ˜‚). Jordan 5 is one of my favorite Jordans to this day.

23Edge
23Edge

I would say the ClimaCool 1 from Adidas. This was around 2001 and I hadn`t owned a pair of sneakers in a while. I was wearing Oxfords and on a hot summer day my feet were hurting. Later on a friend showed up in a pair of climacools. I asked him about them because they looked so comfortable. So I then went to the mall to buy a pair. Damn those shoes were so comfortable. I literally changed that day into a sneaker collector

IzzyRob
IzzyRob

I remember when those Wheat 13's dropped, I slept on them for sure. My homeboy back in high school had them and wore them to DEATH! πŸ˜‚. Haha but the shoes that got me into sneakers were the black/royal Nike Air Penny 2's back in the 4th grade. They were my only pair of shoes for the whole school year, so I took extra good care of them πŸ˜‚

G-Roc
G-Roc

Editor

Lmao at you wearing your sister's pair. The thirst was real! I think we've all been there before tho. To answer your question, the Diamond Turf Falcons colorway was the first shoe that got me hooked. I remember it all like it was yesterday.