My boyfriend was one of the lucky sneakerheads who was reserved a pair of the LeBron 9 Elite Series Varsity Maize design, an exclusive release by Titan 22. I don’t know exactly how that worked but he did say that he tweeted something (at the last minute pa!) and was mildly surprised that he got selected.
We went to the designated Titan store where all the LeBron 9 Elite Series Varsity Maize are deployed for pick-up by the select (and insanely lucky) few. There was a guy inspecting his pair, nitpicking every nook and cranny. When it was our turn, I too, grabbed one shoe and searched for defects. He didn’t however, tried this on. Yup, we just looked at it. And admired it. For a woman to simply look at a pair of shoes before buying them is next to impossible. But I guess how that’s how men go about with their business. 😀
The LeBron 9 Elite Series Varsity Maize pair retails for Php11,595, and is awesomesauce in person! I know this sounds utterly stupid but I immediately thought: “Ooh Bumblebee!” Nobody can curse me for that ’cause it really was blinding. We’ve made a joke about the boyfriend’s bold and bright pairs–that he’ll never get run over. His shoes are essentially two overtly-ostentatious signal lights. Hihi.
I think Titan 22’s the only sneaker store in Manila that has this design, though I can’t vouch for that since I’m not too involved in the sneaker world–yet. 😀 The boyfriend by the way, is willing to trade this for a pair of Air Jordan Retro 4 White Cement (he’s having a hard time finding this pair) + a few thousand pesos more. Just leave a comment if you’re interested.