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Collector Spotlight: Clintorious

Collector Spotlight: Clintorious

Collectors are often eventually forced to choose between acquiring multiple brands and styles, or focusing on a particular niche. In 2012, Clint Oquendo – better known online as  clintorious – reached this crossroad after a tragedy changed his and the lives of many. He opted for the latter, turning his full attention to all things Nike  SB. Learn more about his collection as part of our Collector Spotlight series...⁠

Why the focus on Nike SB?⁠
I used to collect all kinds of shoes! Air Max, PUMA, Jordan, ASICS, and New Balance. But a lot of my collection washed away during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Since then, I’ve just stuck with anything Nike SB. Samples, promo items, clothing, stickers, booklets, accessories, basically anything!⁠

What do you make of the current SB trend?⁠
I’m happy to see the attention SB is getting, but sad to see people in it for the wrong reasons. It was a tight community before, and now die-hard fans are getting pushed out. I’m was hopeful that the hype would go down and releases would become more accessible, but with social media and the attention SB has gotten, I think we are too far gone…

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