Ã¢â‚¬Å“Are you going to keep them or sell them?Ã¢â‚¬Â Rob, the manager at House of Hoops on 34th Street, asked me back in June as I purchased my pair of Nike Air Yeezy IIs.
I hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really thought about it. To that point, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d sold one pair of sneakers ever.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll tell you what I think you should do,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Rob, who IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve bought sneakers from for years. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Unless you really need the money, I think you should keep them. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m glad this fell into your lap. I know you love sneakers, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re a good guy, you work hard, you deserve something like this.Ã¢â‚¬Â
He paused for a second while I considered his logic. He was right Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I do love sneakers, and it would be great to own a pair of Yeezys as the centerpiece of my collection. Perhaps IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d hold on to them, wear them for special occasions, a little instant credibility if IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m in an NBA locker room or something.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“But if you do decide to sell them? There are guys waiting outside right now offering $800 in cash. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do that. Let me know instead. I guarantee I can get you $1,500 right now.Ã¢â‚¬Â