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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