Through the years I have amassed a plethora of different collections #collecteverything from Kid Robot Toys to model cars to vinyl records to 240sx’s, but one of the collections I am most proud of is my sneaker stash! Air Force 1’s, Air Max’s, Jordans, Lebrons, Agassi’s, Bo Jacksons, etc…the list goes on. If you follow my instagram you already know.
I can honestly say I love the smell of a fresh pair of kicks right out of the box. I can also honestly say that I am guilty of taking for granted the privilege of being able to wear, tie, walk and / or run in a new pair of sneakers. I wouldn’t know what its like not to be able to do those things, however I can “imagine” how tough it must be. I specifically quoted the word imagine because that’s what I want everyone who reads this post to do for one second, well maybe a few…
Imagine how hard it must be to not be able to tie a pair of sneakers.
Imagine how hard it must be to watch everyone rock the latest drops and you can’t without assistance.
Imagine how hard it is not to be able to have a 9 to 5 that allows you the liberty to afford a new pair of the latest & greatest.
That would hurt…
I am happy that Nike has finally awarded and recognized people with physical disadvantages the respect of saying, they care…This is a major milestone for sneaker culture, and athletics in general!
Props to Matthew Walzer—a 16-year-old junior from Parkland, Florida who sent Mark Parker (Nike Chief Executive Officer) a letter in 2012, he has cerebral palsy. He wanted to go to college and be able to tie his own shoes, and now thanks to Nike he will now be able to do so!
On a side note…don’t take anything for granted! Live, Love, Laugh, and be grateful for what you have!
ohhhh, and by the way Matt Walzer if by chance you do read this, if and when you run into Lebron again could you please let him know that I think he would look great in a Knick’s uniform!