20 Ways The Sneaker Game Was Different 20 Years Ago

No One Had 100 Pairs of Sneakers

OK, maybe Biz Markie did. But most people treated sneakers as the disposable pieces of athletic wear they were, and only bought a new pair when the old ones wore out. Even the majority of NBA players who got their shoes for free would play in them for weeks, if not months, at a time. Sneaker collecting was for the obsessives and the wealthy, not every teenager with an internet connection.

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