Well @skorovision, here it is, my top 3. I think when you stop trying to appeal to everyone else's taste and what they consider a "Grail" or "heat," it helps narrow down the decisions. When I thought what pairs genuinely meant the most to me, it seemed rather easy.
Coming from less and growing up where we did, shoes were always a huge statement. My parents didn't focus on buying us name brand shoes as kids. That all changed when we were old enough to buy our own things. Not only were we happy to not be rockin "Payless" kicks, but we appreciated it more cause we earned them. Just another example or reason to be proud which was instilled in us at a young age with our culture even. It's always been about "Brown Pride," and Nike SB totally drew me in with their tributes to the culture over the years with certain models. They were able to take two things I was passionate about and fuse them together (thank you PRod). Two of my Top 3 choices are based off that as well as shoes that literally helped me discover the brand. I love how the PRod Mexican blankets use real "Sarape" material and no pairs or single shoe is the same. I don't even know where to start with the dia's. The theme, given when the shoe released, was pretty new and creative and not so played out as it is 10 years later. The colors are perfect for the time of the year it falls which is around Halloween. What I absolutely love most is the detailed art, specifically, the heiroglyphics of the Aztec god, "Mictlantecuhtli," who was believed to be the god of the dead.
Last of my Top 3 is not considered special by majority, I'm sure. To me, it is truly special as it was my first SB I ever purchased. This particular pair pictured is a pair that I unDS'd the day I got married. The previously owned pair was given to my best man on the wedding as a wedding gift(brother/SB head).
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