I took a lot more pictures this time around...
This man has well over 1500 pairs of Player Exclusive shoes… Think about it for a second. Most people don't even own 150 pairs of shoes, let alone 15. I was at his place for over 7 hours, and we BARELY got through one fourth of his collection. This man was known to the world as "SpurSniperSeven" for the longest time on old sneaker forums. In the new-aged instagram world, he simply goes by @PEvault.
He said that only a small handful of people have ever seen his stash, and I am one of the lucky few to visit there twice. Here's a few links to my first visit…
I took a lot more pictures this time around...
Be on the lookout for Part Two coming soon...
I had the privilege of visiting one of the biggest PE collections in the world this past weekend. If you haven't heard of PEvault on Instagram, you will after my upcoming posts. It might take a little bit of time since I have to look over hundreds of photos from the visit, but it'll definitely be worth the wait! In the mean time, here's a quick picture for you guys to drool over...
Any AirJordan XI PE is tough to find. Why? 1) Because they're AirJordan XI's. 2) Because anyone who has them is hesitant to ever let them go. 3) Because the PE hoarder SpurSniperSeven (PEvault on instagram) owns over 50 pairs of AirJordan XI PEs.
These nubuck Deion Sanders XI's are no different. Only a handful of them are floating around, and it took years of patience to even find a pair for sale. I particularly wanted this pair because of the red sock liner, red pull tab, and the nubuck upper. The all patent pairs are nice, but I love the material contrast on this upper. You just don't see these everyday, and I can't even imagine sending these off to a new home.
I sincerely apologize for the lack of posts lately. I've been busy with moving into a new spot here in Portland, and it's been very time consuming!
I just wanted to share a very rare pair from my personal collection. This is an OG Weartest Sample for the AirJordan XI low I.E. The navy elephant print panel stands out so much against the contrasting white upper. I've only seen a few of these floating around, and I'm very fortunate to own a pair of these OG Samples!
Shout out to the good people at IndexPDX! This pic was from an old shindig we had when I first moved to Portland. What can you spot?
If you remember this original Undefeated IV auction screen, kudos to you! This was from almost a decade ago, and I remember drooling over every UNDFTD IV picture out there... After years of constant searching, it's still hard to believe that I have a pair in my collection! I remember how HUGE this news was, because it was the first JordanBrand collaboration with a major streetwear brand.
I don't own these, but I NEED to track them down!
These are some old Nike Air Force One Hi's made with an MTV logo on the back. I first saw these about a decade ago during one of the early SoleCollector shoe competitions in California. The upper is all patent leather in black and gold... Very reminiscent of the ultra rare OG black/gold Jordan I. Other design cues to note include the dual Swoosh and the nylon tongue.
I believe that the pair posted above belongs to a vintage Nike collector named Alozer. I don't exactly know why these SMU's were produced, but I do know that they are stupid rare and incredibly awesome. If anyone has any information regarding the history behind these, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email!
The AirJordan XX9 has officially launched... More detailed pics are on the way! #FlightClub
Golliff on Instagram posted a great piece detailing the main differences between a woven upper and a flyknit upper. Be sure to check out his account and leave some comments!
The entire HTM Kobe 9 low pack is absolutely incredible, but this pair is straight perfection to me...
A huge thanks goes out to the SoleCollector team for choosing me to be in their first NICHE video!
"Sole Collector's latest original video series NICHE makes its debut with a look at well-known collector Phase2's unique collection of PEs, prototypes and samples.
Known as 'The Guy from Alaska,' Jermaine Tolentino is no stranger in the footwear community. Jermaine's collection has been recognized for years, thanks to an arsenal of player exclusives, prototypes & samples he's holding.
As seen in our debut episode of NICHE, Jermaine owns some of the rarest and most unique sneakers out there, which includes everything from kicks worn by MJ himself to rare tennis x basketball shoe mash-ups done up by Nike.
Check the video above for a look at Jermaine's Collection, and be sure to look out for more episodes of NICHE, showcasing some of the rarest and most particular collections in the fast-growing sneaker community."
-Luis Sanchez of SoleCollector
Once again, I can't thank the SoleCollector team enough for this video! The feedback is very humbling, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Be sure to check out their blog for all of the latest sneaker news and information!