I started off with Jordans back when I was in 7th grade. I got my first pair. 89 Jordans in black. Took off from there. It would be hard for me to explain it to you at the time. NOBOBY was collecting then. I was a HUGE Jordan/Bulls fan at the time. To the point where I had kids in school following me around the hallways to see what I had on. EVERYONE was a Knicks fan so it was constant back and forth with the whole school. I remeber when they called my name during graduation and everyone was yelling out "Jordan". I had 30 pairs of Jordans by the time I graduated in 1995. Think about that. Unheard of. And no, I wasnt well off in order to afford them. I just saved everying and they became my obsession. It was a magical time and I guess you can say that I was way ahead of my time with sneaker collecting. I collected because my favorite player was wearing them, now, people collect for status. Its become a joke. I stopped collecting religiously back in 2000 or so. It wasnt fun anymore. It became annoying to have to try to get sneakers before the resellers got a hold of them. I only pick up the occassional original color scheme Jordans of my favorite models. Still managed to collect 150+ pairs. Imagine if I never stopped? lol.you're into only boots? Or sneakers too?