Meet The Footaction Employee Who Wore 365 Pairs Of Sneakers In 365 Days
How many pairs of sneakers do you own? 50? 100? 150? 200? 250? 300?!? Even most avid sneaker collectors have to draw the line somewhere. If for no other reason, they run out of space at some point and simply don’t have room to lug around a few hundred pair of sneakers. So, it’s very unlikely for them to amass a collection of more than 300 pairs of sneakers. And, you know what that means: There’s no possible way for them a different pair of sneakers every single day. It may seem like they’re doing that. But, there are at least a few days during the year when they have to pull out the old trusty Nike Air Force 1. Or, the Air Jordan III. Or, hell, the Reebok Classic. They just have to.
However, one man did not do that last year. His name is James. He’s an employee at Footaction. And, over the course of the last year, he wore exactly 365 pairs of sneakers. That’s right. He wore a different pair of sneakers every…single…day and he posted a photo of them on Facebook every time he threw a new pair on. He finished up earlier this week with an Air Force 2 and, during the year he spent rocking fresh kicks, he managed to wear three unreleased sample sneakers, a Jordan VIII from 1993, and 21 pairs of Nike Dunk Lows. He also ran through about $50,000 worth of sneakers during the year. Pretty impressive.
To help illustrate just how crazy his year was, Footaction put together this cool infographic. It breaks down how often he wore certain sneakers, which colorways he tended to wear more than others, the sneakers that received the best reaction on Facebook, and even a breakdown of the sneakers that featured animal print on them. All very cool. Check out the infographic below to see the year that was for James and his sneakers. Are you jealous yet?