The name Mayor has been on the tongue of many Air Force Friday followers, and shoe lovers in general, especially those of us who love a crispy pair of Air Force Ones. Mayor has not only earned the right to share the title of “The Air Force One King” with his homie DJ Clark Kent, but he has also earned rights to be hailed by Clark and others as “Mr. Bespoke” and rightfully so since he is the proud owner, and creator of 16 original Bespoke Air Force Ones.
Mayor’s AF1 collection is world renowned and everyone knows that, but did you know Nike presented him with his very own 1 of 1 Air Force commemorating his 1000th pair? Do you know what shoe is his favorite? Or the pair he wants but doesn’t have yet? We didn’t think so. That’s why we caught up with the the man himself for the latest installment of our 5 Minutes With series. For those of you who didnt know Mayor before, allow me to introduce you.
Click here to find out answers to these and more, along with a SMALL sample of his HUGE collection.
Where you represent: BRONX
What motivated you to get into kicks: Always wanting to be FRESH… And to me getting your FRESH on starts with your footwear
Shoe that got you hooked: Are you serious? AIR FORCE 1’s
What?s on your feet: Year of the Dog Air force 1’s with the pony hair
How do you come up with the concepts for your bespokes: Its pretty weird when I do a bespoke I sit down, stair at all the materials on the wall.. Close my eyes for a few minutes and a shoe usually comes to me.
Last pair you purchased: Livestrong Busy P Air Force
What pair do you wish you have, but don’t own: Taiwan Air Force
Amount of pairs you own: Over 1400 pair… And out of that over 1100 are Air Force
Top 3 shoes all-time: Linen Air Force, OG Jordan 4’s and OG Jordan 9’s
Which upcoming release are you looking forward to? I’m sworn to secrecy on that one
One reason why shoes matter: Because I said so
One reason you love shoes: Its the safest addiction in the world
One thing that you dislike about the shoe game: Re sellers
One thing people might not know about you: I love my Jordans as much as my Air Forces!!!!
Anything else you want to tell our readers? Yes, first off, I wasn’t asked to do this interview not because I am a celebrity of any kind; I was asked because of my love and passion for the ‘sneaker game’ which I am very proud of. Secondly, to all my sneaker brothers out there: If you camp out three to four days for some sneakers, and you wear them, remember this, Mayor is your biggest fan, but to all you re-sellers: If your online, or in line for 96 hours, pay $150 for a pair of kicks and then sell them for $500 you just worked for a mere $3.65 cents an hour! How stupid is that? Go get a job and leave the kicks to the real people that rep this thing we call the SNEAKER GAME!!!!