Sneaker Galactus, 36, developed his love for sneakers on NYC courts playing alongside future pros like Tracy McGrady, Jamaal Tinsley, Stephon Marbury, Ron Artest and Shammgod. His hooping skills granted him a full ride to Dominican College. After college his sneaker cravings took him up and down the east coast to mom and pop sneakers stores. He and his buddies would buy out the back room of the stores for $100 bucks and find holy grail shoes that he still has to this day.
Three years ago his collecting took a turn for the worse when he was stabbed while waiting in line for a sneaker release where he almost lost his life. Since then he still collects but in a safer, more efficient way. Sneakers continue to be a way for him to connect with his childhood and an era of purity that doesn't exist in the present money hungry, internet fame world of sneaker collecting.
He’s been featured in the BATA Shoe Museum
He also has pieces in the Brooklyn Museum's "Rise Of Sneaker Culture" exhibit this summer.
Check out more of his kicks on his Instagram: http://instagram.com/sneaker_galactus/