"I just think it's time to move on," Jordan Geller said.
That's why man behind the world record-holding ShoeZeum has decided to sell off his sprawling collection piece-by-piece. It's a process that's actually been in the works since as far back as 2012, and it's finally reaching the closing stages. According to a new profile by Willamette Week, Geller is now down to just "200 to 300 pairs."
Despite the extreme downsizing, Geller says there's a handful of pairs that are strictly off-limits, including a pair of O.G. 1985 Air Jordan 1s that were game-worn by M.J. himself, a pair of Air Jordan XIs customized by Tinker Hatfield, and an original Nike Waffle Racer that was allegedly unearthed from Bill Bowerman's own yard.
"I don't need all of this stuff, and I've already done it, and I have the memories of it. They're not even out and being enjoyed. They're just boxes of things I've become afraid of," Geller said.
Take it from the biggest collector in the game — sneakers deserve to be worn and enjoyed. Don't leave them in the box for years and wind up with regrets when they're on the verge of crumbling.