Shoes do a lot more than protect our feet. They dress us up on formal occasions, devote us an extra inch or two and express our own personal style. For some, shoes can also be a sign of status. Mark ‘Mayor’ Farese explains how sneakers were everything when he was a kid. After being constructed fun of for his sub-par shoes, he realise you were a nobody if you didn’t have the coolest pair of kicks.
Vowing to always appear fresh from that day on, Mayor now owns a $750,000 sneaker collecting consisting of over 3,000 pairs. He could wear a different pair every day for the next eight years. While we may not all share Mayor’s passion for sneakers, his dedication shows us how we can turn our pastimes into valuable passions.