A lot of people like to call themselves 'sneakerheads', as they show their love for shows and often get the latest release from Nike, Adidas, NB, Puma, Under Armour, and more. The sneaker culture has changed a lot in recent years, with both taking over and ruining people's hopes to get their favorite shoes, making them rely on the reseller market.
We all dream of having a plug to get the latest releases, but that's just impossible to accomplish for a regular person. However, some people can live this dream and shock the world whenever they show off their shoes.
In case you don't know who we're talking about, it's the 2021 NBA champion and current Miami Heat player PJ Tucker. The defensive specialist has gotten used to showing off shoes that only a few people in the world own. He once had Giannis Antetokounmpo's signature sneaker even before the Greek Freak, which shows how well connected he is.
Tucker is the perfect definition of 'a sneakerhead' and whenever he talks about shoes, people must listen. Recently, he starred in a Q&A session with Marc J. Spears of Andscape, where he talked about several topics, including shoes. He was asked about how people can take care of their kicks and keep them from aging.
People are enamored with your sneaker collection. What advice would you give to those trying to keep their shoes from aging?
The only thing you could do to keep your shoes amazing is to wear them. You wear them. So, if you don’t wear them, if they’re brand-new, and they get 6, 7, 8 years old, the glue isn’t sealed, they’re not going to last. So, when you wear them, they’re going to break. And that will happen over age anyways, right? But if you want them to last a little bit longer, you got to wear them right away. If you wear them, they’ll last longer.
Talking about his most cherished pair of sneakers, PJ didn't hesitate.
And what’s your prized sneaker possession?
My signed Jordan ’94 1s and ’85 1s, easy because Michael Jordan is the greatest ever and my favorite player ever and all that stuff. And my Kanye Yeezy 2 Cheetahs.
PJ has become a legend around the sneaker world. The community has the utmost respect for him, as he only uses the shoes for himself and doesn't try to take care of his contacts. It's different than Marcus Jordan, who has been accused of being a reseller for a long time now.
Tucker recently released his signature shoe, and gifted LeBron James a pair. Meanwhile, he's trying to help the Miami Heat win the 2022 NBA championship, just like he did with the Milwaukee Bucks last season.