Community Collections: Karina Benhail

For the first time in its short history, Community Collections is taken over by a sneaker enthusiast who doesn’t have a Y chromosome. Making another stop in New York, Karina Benhail hails from the Bronx and is also known as “Her Royal Airness”. Loyal to Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand, Benhail has accumulated almost every GS Air Jordan since 1997, compiling a stock of rare models and timeless classics.

Jump through the pages to see Karina’s collection and some of her most prized possesions, including her most rare pair. Leave a line in the comment section with your feedback, and keep Nice Kicks bookmarked for everything sneakers.


Name: Karina Benhail
City: Bronx, NY
Instagram: @AirKarinaBx23
Size: 6
Started: 1997

Collection Summary

“My collection has stemmed from a long-lived obsession with all things Michael Jordan. My Father (R.I.P) began my obsession in 1986, by telling me I should pay attention to #23. That was pretty much it, I fought tirelessly until I was allowed to get Jordans in 1997. My Father told me I had to bring straight As home in order to get them! I’ve gotten almost every pair released in a size 6 since then. In my eyes, there is no greater sneaker than Jordans. They literally warm my heart. I will never give my loyalty to a brand like I have to Jordan Brand!”

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