One more down. Another shoe scratched off my grail list. I was able to get my Infrareds two years back and this was next on my list. I couldn’t find a pair in my size and if there were, they were just priced way over my budget. Some say Jeff Staple’s Dunk SB Pigeons are the best ever– true, especially with the notoriety and frenzy that came with the release, but this shoe just made more sense to me. Yes, two of my most coveted pairs aren’t Js. Deal with it.
I guess you can say that it’s all about timing. It was a week before my birthday and found this at Solebox’ buy/sell/bid site, Solemart. No one was bidding and made a run for it the last 10 minutes before the bid ended. Hikmet Sugoer, proprietor of Solebox sold me the pair, sent me a couple of Solebox Toothbrushes (which were part of his NB x Solebox Toothpaste Pack) and the DS Pair. It’s been a good five years and definitely all worth it. The thrill of the e-hunt (I would’ve wanted to do it on foot, but Berlin’s just too far away), the anticipation, and everything else that comes with the experience boiled down to this pick-up.