What's your take on keeping pieces and making profit out of them? How do they relate to shoe culture?
It has a relation about time. As an archivist, I study how the market moves based on hype, exclusivity, influence, history and such factors to determine what's going to matter in due time.
For example, Nike SB's and Jordan 1's from early 90's to 2000's are being retroed by Virgil Abloh and Kim Jones. Owning a piece could most probably lead to profitable investments especially now that these designers have great relevance in the culture.
It has to do with their legacy as creatives shape how we look into fashion.
As the trends always come and go, it's always going to be appreciated again in some other time. This creates a market for certain pieces. Now in the sneaker culture, sneakerheads would have the satisfaction to see again the memories they had with these pieces and would definitely cop again.