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Community Collections swings upstate to highlight a completely self-made sneaker stash. Born and raised in Syracuse, Brendon Schunck was inspired by Carmelo Anthony‘s lone year in New York when he led the Orange to a National Championship. Once he nickle and dimed his way into having enough money to buy a pair of his first Jordan Melo sneakers, the rush was on and he hasn’t stopped since. Now, Brendon’s collection features a wide variety of makes and models from classic Nike Basketball, to rare Air Jordans. Classic Reebok and Ewing retros add a new angle to this growing collection, which seems to still be in its early stages.

Move through the pages to see Brendon’s entire collection and some of his personal selections, including his Most Rare Pair and Oldest Pair. Punch a line in the comment box at the bottom of the page with your feedback, and keep Nice Kicks streaming for everything sneakers.


Name: Brendon Schunck
City: Syracuse, NY
Instagram: @bschunck33
Started: 2007

Collection Summary

“Seventh grade was when I really started getting into sneakers. I was always looking at people’s feet whenever I would walk into a room. Every day after school when I got home, I would research sneakers online; as far as release dates, colorways, who wore them and when. It was that year that I bought myself my first pair of basketball sneakers. I finally had enough money to buy the Jordan Melo M3 in the Black/University Blue colorway. I just loved how sleek the shoe looked, and it just caught my eye for some reason. Fast forward to present day, I now have all six original colorways of the Melo M3, as it is one of my favorite shoes of all time. Being from Syracuse, and that being where Carmelo (Anthony) played his college basketball, it only seems fitting. I collect everything from Jordans, Foamposites, LeBrons, Pennys, Melos, to Griffeys, Reeboks, SB’s, Uptempos, and many others. I like so many different varieties of shoes and what they bring to the table. I have been collecting since 2007, and I haven’t slowed down since. I buy what I like, whether it be a $60 eBay pickup, or a $200 retro Jordan. ”

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