“I wanted them so bad, but I didn’t have the cash and my mom was not laying out that kind of money for sneakers that I was going to grow out of in a year. I decided that the only way to get the kicks was to get a job at a sneaker spot, and I did. I went to work for Morton’s Army Navy in Far Rockaway and saved up my dough—and by the time I had enough for them, I no longer wanted them.“
-MC Serch on the Nike Air Jordan 1 in Complex. Photo: Russ Bengtson’s Jordans, purchased in a Newark, Delaware Goodwill in 1990.