Location: Toronto, Canada
Story: When images of the Aleali May Jordan 1’s started floating around, I immediately knew I had to try to get them. I didn’t have the Shadows 1s, and these were pretty much that but remixed with cooler materials. The grey satin, black corduroy, and that chenille Swoosh just looked so good (S/o @alealimay ). Unfortunately.. as many may relate.. I caught Ls everywhere trying. A few months passed and I was walking around downtown Toronto running errands one day when my friend texted me that another one of my friends let him know that the Jordan store at 306 Yonge had just randomly restocked on a size run of these in the morning. I looked up from my phone and I was only one block away from the store. I zoomed over and asked an employee and get this - they had only 1 pair left and it was in my size. Meant to be! Within 10 minutes of that text I was walking out of the Jordan store with a shoe I really wanted. I chose this story because I look back and appreciate the flow of information, the lucky timing, and my good friends. One friend scooped intel somewhere and passed it onto another friend, who bridged that intel to me immediately because he knew I was nearby. It was a behind the back pass followed by an alley-oop finished by my perfectly timed double through the legs 360 windmill. Teamwork. I guess it also paints how damn hard it is to get new shoes you want these days... It helps to have friends who look out for you, which is what this shoe reminds me of. Thanks for letting me share!