Each Tuesday and Thursday, we reach out to the Complex community and ask our followers to Twitpic the sneakers they're wearing that day. Some followers are so consistent in tweeting heat that we select them for our Twit-Kicks All-Star column, a post where they break down the top 10 sneakers in their closet. This week it's Mike Watson's turn. Check out @gotSOLEboutique's collection by hitting the jump, and don't forget to keep photographing your weekly kicks and sending them in—you could be the next All-Star.
Twitter alias: @gotSOLEboutique
Real name: Mike Watson
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Day job: got SOLE? (Sneaker/Streetwear boutique) – Founder/Owner/Operator
Last sneaker purchased: Air Jordan XIII Retro (White/Black-Varsity Red)
Prized sneaker in collection: OG Air Jordan XI “#45? – both the “Concord” & “Space Jam” colorways
Holy grail(s): Air Jordan IV Retro “Undefeated”, Nike Air Max 1 NL Premium “Clot”
Approximate size of sneaker collection: 2,000+
How it is that you have such a solid collection? How it is that you have such a solid collection? “I’m that rare dude who was actually working at a sneaker store the day the original Air Jordan 1 released in 1985. I had just started as a sales associate with Champs (Lenox Square – Atlanta) a few months prior. So, I guess sneakers have been my business and my life for over 25 years now! Basically, all the styles that have been and continue to be retroed…I was there when they first released and revolutionized the sneaker world. I’ve been a Store Manager and a Footwear Buyer for Champs Sports, a Senior Footwear Buyer and a VP-DMM Buying Director with Finish Line…and as of 11/1/2007, Founder/Owner/Operator of got SOLE? (a sneaker/streetwear boutique located in Indianapolis). I consider myself a sneaker connoisseur more so than a collector. I buy what I like and I wear what I buy. General Release or Quickstrike, doesn’t matter, a dope style is a dope style. I believe you should never ever buy based on hype alone. My tastes and my collection include many brands, but I am partial to Nike and Jordan.”
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