sports & things

london’s coolest trainer shop in streatham had 5,000 trainer models from old school to the very latest us imports. for ten years sports and things owner ‘boss’ had been buying new but unsold factory stocks. fanatic collectors from hong kong and japan were known to part with 25,000 pounds per visit. prices for vintage shoes varied by colour between 200 to 1,000 pounds. in addition to football pros the saudi arabian prince visited once a year to purchase 20-30 pairs. boss would try to track down rare trainers for his customers, such as air jordan, jackie chan reebock pumps or the 95 airmax. unfortunately the shop went out of business in 2007.  


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