Period 5, 1:20 PM. It is officially the best part of the day; Physical Education time.
Led by your kind hearted, yet unathletic teacher, you mosey on down to the gym in a single file procession winding through the familiar hallways of your elementary school.
With coffee stained mug in hand, your teacher exclaims that today’s Phys Ed class is floor hockey and that teams will be selected via two captains. Bravado induced cheers erupt from super jocks Richard and Terrence, the two rep level super jocks chosen to be captains.
One by one, like Shattered Backboard, Bred, and Royal colourways, the top prospects are immediately Liam Neeson taken, leaving behind the unwanted colourways like the Hyper Royal to sit on
shelves the gym floor.
The floor hockey drafting process is similar to the current state of the Air Jordan 1 market. Richard and Terrence- esque hyped colourways dominate social media and the resale market. Meanwhile, colourways like the Hyper Royal 1 go unnoticed.
The end result is pretty awesome for sneakerheads who value quality over hype. Take for example my latest discounted pick up, the Hyper Royal 1.
Simple, clean, and good quality, the Hyper Royal 1 is solid. It does not require the Jesus Shuttleworth inspired colourway story line, nor a rapper collaboration, just an appreciation that a late round draft pick can still shine on its own merit.
Here is a salute to all the late round draft picks in the sneakerworld.