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Joshua Moore

Fellow sneaker-head, Joshua Moore expresses his personality with his sneakers by coordinating outfits to match.

 

Cool, colorful and fun sneakers strut through Decatur’s hallways. Here are a collection of Jordans.
Cool, colorful and fun sneakers strut through Decatur’s hallways. Here are a collection of Jordans.

 According to Wiktionary, a “sneaker-head” is a person who owns multiple pairs of shoes as a form of collection and fashion. Almost every other Saturday, a new pair of kicks are released and only the most dedicated sneaker-heads can keep up.

 Seniors Juvonte Johnson, Deon Williams and Joshua Moore are in the sneaker game. They have a passion for collecting and wearing the latest kicks and spending a lot of time and money on sneakers that stand out from the competition.

Johnson collects shoes of all different brands, styles and colors. Sneakers are his way of expressing who he is to others around him.

His passion for sneakers traces back to his childhood, describing his shoe collection as “connecting him to his past.”

“My older cousins and basketball influenced my sneaker addiction. As a kid, my older cousins were into shoes and all the best basketball players were too, so it kind of rubbed off on me,” Johnson said.

With 20 pairs to choose from, Johnson’s Air Jordan Cement Retro 3’s are his favorite.

Williams’ passion for shoes is extreme. “If there was a fire, I’d save my shoes first before anything else,” he said.

Easy to say when most of the money he earns is spent on sneakers.

Williams’ Air Jordan Concord Retro 11’s are his favorite.

Like Johnson, Moore’s passion for shoes started long ago. “My loves for shoes started in elementary school when my dad bought me my first pair of Jordan’s, which were Playoff 8’s,” Moore said.

Moore’s favorite pair are his Bentley Ellis 9’s.

According to Johnson, Moore and Williams if people aren’t into sneakers, they’re missing that “swag” factor.