NastyNate asked "I got a few, How old were you when you started collecting?, What shoe made you wanna collect?, What shoe do you want but don't have yet? and How much do you think your collection is worth? bam"
I was 19 when I started seriously collecting and learning the history of the sneakergame. Can't say it was a single shoe, I'd say it was my mom who made me wanna collect, she bought me shoes starting from age 5, all through Junior High and EARLY High School, I had a new shoe every month. I'd say the first shoe I got once I knew I was a sneakerhead was the Melvin Black SB's, I always wanted a pair of Paris SB's. I dunno the exact worth, but estimated off the top, I'd say $20,000-25,000.