Let Someone Else Get That First Wear
Of course DS is always preferred. Getting to be the first one to open that box, the first to lace them up, the first to remove that paper from the toes—there is no substitute. But the truth is, in all things, you're rarely gonna be the first to, you know, anything. And in this day and age where collectors stack kicks by the hundreds and often just break them out for epic "What Did You Wear Today?" Instagram mirror sessions, there's a lot of super-clean sneakers being sold that actually WERE "just worn once." Just be careful, that's all.