Buyer’s Blog: Nancy “The NaNYC” Lee
DrJays.com buyer Nancy “The NaNYC” Lee
“A Recovering Sneakerhead” by the NaNYC
“I haven’t checked Hypebeast or Niketalk in months. I do occasionally google ‘Jordan release dates’. However I would no longer categorize myself as a hardcore sneakerhead. Most of my friends don’t anymore either. Have we just grown up or has the game gone dead?
“Don’t get me wrong – if I walk into a sneaker boutique and I see something just perfect, or if there’s a deal to be had on Fulton Street, I can’t pass that up. But my days of anticipation and over-paying are definitely over. I’m about to sell off my collection, which at the peak had some 250+ pairs and contained some prize possessions only people that were in the game years and years ago even remember; names like Heineken, Espo’s, and Homer for collectors nowadays probably mean nothing!
“I’m done lining up in front of a boutique, paying $200 over retail price and being abused by cocky, boutique wannabe skaters. I’ll just cop my kicks from good ol’ DrJays.com and the stores. It’s where kids bought their sneakers 20 years ago and it’s where kids will still buy their sneakers.
“The fad of the boutique is over. I’m not traveling to another borough on the subway to buy the same sneaker just to get a bag that says, ‘I bought this shoe at some snooty store with red carpets and paid $50 more to buy the same sneaker’ – since Nike ships most of the same shit everywhere.
“I’m eyeing these three blazers and you know as an ex-sneakerhead, I’m buying all three. Still recovering I guess!
“PS. I’m gonna smack whoever buys the last 7.5!”
Nancy “The NaNYC” Lee is a menswear/footwear buyer for DrJays.com.