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Yo, I’ll Tell You What I Want- Shadow 1s

2018 was a pretty dang good year in terms of selection and pick ups. 

New and remixed silhouettes came faster than Vin Diesel living life a quarter mile at a time.  

Distilled, titrated, and whittled down, my 2018 must have pick ups were the Air Jordan 3 black cement which I unintentionally purchased two times, the Air Jordan Storm Blue Union 1s which I purchased zero times, and the Air Jordan 1 Shadow which I also picked up a total of zero times.  

A 33% success rate isn’t great, but paying resale prices isn’t much better

Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want.

So tell me what you want, what you really really want.

I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna,

Cop Shadows at the retail level and a zigaziga ah

-Sneaker Spice Girls

When it comes to paying resale prices, I am as stubborn as it gets; having slipped on a misplaced resale banana peel only once in my life. With a proven track record, I am perhaps best described as the last of a dying sneaker breed; the last of the Domesticus OG-us.

Call me old school and perhaps even an old fool, because a few months ago, I had an opportunity to purchase Shadow 1s for a mere $30 over retail.  

But you already know how the story goes…. I said no thank you and moved on.  

Then a few weeks ago, my sneaker buddy Ward from my weekly basketball session said he could get me a pair of Shadow 1s at the retail level.  

I politely said thank you not really expecting the offer to materialize.  

And badda bing, badda boom, a few text messages and a meet up later, I am now the owner of a pair of Shadow 1s that I paid retail pricing for.  

Casting shadows wherever I go

Thank you to Ward and all the real sneakerheads out there trying to evoke the positive sneakerfeels in 2019 and beyond.

Hopping, skipping, and jumping for joy in my new Shadow 1s

Stay Solefullylaced,

Kev Zool

Published in Keville


  1. ralph zool ralph zool

    hopscotch! most creative pic yet.
    next up, foursquare!

    • kev zool kev zool

      Haha. Thanks for noticing.

      Next up, double dutch skipping rope pic.

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