As a sneakerhead, there are few experiences worse than being sent the wrong pair – well, unless you're Jake Johnson. The Chicagoan recently received a parcel from Eastbay believing it to contain the the Derek Jeter x Air Jordan 1 'RE2PECT' he'd ordered. But, upon throwing open the lid of the distinctive Air Jordan 1 box, he found a fresh pair of the much-anticipated Air Jordan 1 'Bred Toe' staring up at him.
The release, which isn't due to hit stores until February 2018, remixes the classic 'Black Toe' AJ1 with a red toecap and premium tumbled leather. With such a hyped sneaker in hand so early, it didn't take long for a listing to appear on eBay with an insane $10,000 asking price! However, Johnson soon posted the kicks on his Instagram account tagged #IDontEvenEbay, #IWearMine and #ImNotEvenASneakerhead – so we can assume the listing was bogus. Gotta admit, we like this guy.
To top things off, Johnson – 'Olympic Weightlifter Trainer and Coach' according to his bio – videoed himself box jumping, weightlifting and squatting in his new wheels because #creases4character apparently.
#Snatch 225# #BackSquat 425# 3x 42” box Jump #iWearMine #BredToe1s #youMad #DoYouEvenLift #imNotEvenASneakerHead #Creases4Character
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The Air Jordan 1 'Bred Toe' isn't due to release until February 2018, though Jordan Brand are yet to even announce the colourway – but hey, if you order a pair of sneakers from Eastbay anytime soon, fingers crossed they bungle it for the better!