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Crepe Talk is our weekly feature in which we approach people going about their daily lives across the UK, take a picture of their kicks  and ask them to share the story behind them and pretty much anything else relevant to the culture of trainers. This week we speak with a Nike Town London employee Michael on his choice of the Air Jordan 6 Infrareds.

CJ: What’s your name?

Michael: “Michael Muboro.”

CJ: What’s your job?

Michael: “I work as an athlete at Nike Town London Oxford Circus.”

CJ: What made you wear these Air Jordan Infrared 6’s trainers today?

Michael: “Well because it’s a Nike event and with Carmelo being a Jordan athlete I thought there was nothing better to wear then the Black Infrared 6’s.”

CJ: How much were they?

Michael: “£135.”

CJ: So you got them for retail?

Michael: “Yes from Nike Town London.”

CJ: Were these an easy cop?

Michael: “I was actually pretty lucky myself to get a pair I tried to get them online and the website crashed so I had to rush down from home in canning town east London to Oxford Circus to try and get a pair when I was in the queue there we rumors going around that in my size 8.5 were gone but luckily there were a couple returns so I managed to get them in my size in the end so I was very pleased because it was a tough release and the queue was stretching for days.”

CJ: Would you call yourself a sneaker head or a collector?

Michael: “I would call myself a sneaker head.”

CJ: How long have you been collecting?

Michael: “I’ve been collecting since about 2004 my first pair of Jordan’s were the retro 4 pure money the all white ones so form there is where my love for the actual Jordan shoe actually started but compared to these other guys now in the new decade people are wearing them for fashion but for me it meant a lot more back in my day because I actually grew up as a Jordan fan so being able to get a pair of Jordan retro’s and actually playing in them it meant a lot more for me then it may mean to the average consumer so that shoe is very sentimental.”

CJ: How big is your collection?

Michael: “My Air Jordan collection is around 42 pairs.”

 

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