First Class Flight: The Biggest Air Jordan Collectors on Instagram

  • Air Jordan 4

    @nunez

    @nunez

    Danny Nunez

    Danny Nunez’s position as Global Digital Brand Manager for Jordan Brand might be a cheat code to him having serious heat. However, if his passion for Js led him to landing a position with a brand he loves, then he’s the real MVP on the list. From University Blue “Smurf” IIs to “Shanghai Shen” Vs, he has fuego for days.

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  • Air Jordan 8

    @jumpmanbostic

    @jumpmanbostic

    Mark Bostic 

    If you really want to see someone who’s about that J life, then look no further than Mark Bostic. He is a true Jordan fanatic that has tons of Michael Jordan memorabilia that goes along with his massive sneaker collection. While novice collectors stick to only basketball pairs, his collection stretches to Jordan Brand shoes made for boxing and baseball. His all-time favorites is the Playoff VIII.

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  • Air Jordan 1 OG

    @phase2

    @phase2

    Jermaine Telotino

    With so much heat in his collection, you would think Phase2 would be from a major metropolitan area with access to plenty of Jordans, but nope, he’s “the guy from Alaska.” Doernbecher VIIIs and OG PEs are some heaters he has in his collection, but he also has OG Jordan Is that are older than many collectors today.

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  • Air Jordan 4
    @theinfader

    Jason “Infader” Moale

    The Infader is among a very rare air of Jordan collectors as the owner of a pair of “Encore” Jordan IVs. These were a special release for Eminem’s Encore album, and only 50 pairs were made. There’s a pair on eBay right now priced at $25k. Need we say more?

    He also owns both the final and sample versions of the UNDFTD IV, which is one of the craziest things we’ve ever seen.

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  • Air Jordan 5
    @perfect_pair

    Kenny G.

    You can’t have a name like The Perfect Pair if you can’t produce kicks that would break necks 10 times over. He has 44 pairs just counting Jordan IVs alone. And that number might have swelled up a bit from the last time we checked. His stash is massive and we tip our hats to his Oregon Ducks exclusives.

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  • Air Jordan 9

    @ajgreen_18

    @ajgreen_18

    A.J. Green

    The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver is known for his famous front flip touchdown, but he’s also a Jordan collector. His stable of shoes includes “History of Jordan” VIs and “Pantone” XIs. The Premio “BIN23” IXs in his collection are a thing of beauty that will make any collector do their own flips.

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  • Air Jordan 1

    @naterobinson

    @naterobinson

    Nate Robinson

    When it comes to professional athletes’ sneaker collections, Nate Robinson’s is unmatched. Robinson has what might be the first hard-to-get pair of Js for 2015: the Air Jordan 1 “Pinnacle.” It’s laced in a 24k gold upper and scaly-looking leather features.  Did we mention he also just received a pair of Don C IIs? Okay, you can stop drooling now.

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  • Air Jordan collection

    @solesupreme23

    @solesupreme23

    Puneet Singh

    Ask around and you will find that Puneet is well known around sneaker circles, and the New York native has been killing it for a minute. Chris Paul, Gary Payton, Ray Allen, and Kevin Martin player edition XIIs give you an idea on what he’s stashing in his collection. Need more evidence to hurt your feelings? How about some Jordan boxing shoes worn in the 2008 Olympics?

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  • Air Jordan 8 PE Kobe Bryant

    @dependablejay

    @dependablejay

    Dependable Jay

    When you think about Jordans on Instagram, this dude’s name will be one of the first to come to mind. His collection is out of this world. Just in the past few weeks, he’s showcased “Unicorn” All-Star Game PEs for Ray Allen and Richard Hamilton. In the end, the most impressive component of his vault might be his collection of Kobe Bryant player exclusives. No, they aren’t from adidas and no, they aren’t from Nike. They’re Jordans, coming from Bryant’s year as a basketball free agent in 2002-03.

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  • P.J. Tucker Air Jordan player exclusives

    @pjtucker17

    @pjtucker17

    P.J. Tucker

    If you love the Jordan XI IE you’re not the only one. Phoenix Suns guard P.J. Tucker calls them a part of his top five and has worn them in games. Besides that, he also owns a ridiculous amount of pairs of PEs and he’s constantly showing them off on the ‘gram.

    The Phoenix role player makes up for what he might not have in quantity — at least compared to a few other names we could’ve featured here like @uptown2k or @boutthatjaelife — in quality. He is one of the most slept-on sneakerheads in the NBA. The insiders know what’s up — the rest of the sneaker world needs to catch up.

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  • Air Jordan 4 "Fear"
  • Air Jordan 8
  • Air Jordan 1 OG
  • Air Jordan 4 "Encore" Eminem
  • Air Jordan 5 "Oregon Ducks"
  • Air Jordan 9 "BIN 23"
  • Air Jordan 1 "Pinnacle"
  • Air Jordan collection
  • Air Jordan 8 PE Kobe Bryant
  • P.J. Tucker Air Jordan player exclusives

The first pair of Air Jordans dropped in 1985. Since then, owning a pair of sneakers hasn’t been the same. The amount of money spent on collections today can support a small country, and the craze to collect is credited to the first pair of Jordans that dropped 30 years ago.

Jordan Brand is now up to 29 models and that’s not including variations. New releases cause frenzies around the globe every time they drop. Those lucky enough to score a pair get to show them off. In the past it was just to a close circle of friends and people in school, but with the growth of social media, flexing has moved from the cafeteria to worldwide, via an Instagram account. Today, compliments can be collected as “Likes” coupled with and composed of “100s” and flame emojis for the extra e-props.

However, there are few on the ‘gram that receive higher praise than others. These are the collectors who own close to, if not all, variations of the Jumpman. Special releases, player exclusives, and pairs limited to only 50 are just some of the rare Air items in their arsenal. Add in their unique displays and images, and “doing it for the ‘gram” goes to a whole different level with these sneakerheads.

We gathered a few of them just so you get familiar and have something to shoot for with your own collection. If don’t you want your feelings to get hurt we suggest visiting the Disney page, because this “sneaker porn” isn’t safe for the faint of heart.

This is First Class Flight: The Biggest Air Jordan Collectors on Instagram.

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image via @jumpmanbostic