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Community Collections plants itself in the Garden State this week. Kenneth Hopson is one of New Jersey’s biggest sneaker stockers, who prides his collection on variation. Originally inspired by the “Fab Five” and their black shoes and socks, Hopson has now built his barrage into one of the most diverse allotments to date. From to Air Jordans and Air Max, to unreleased samples and high-end silhouettes, this enthusiast covers the entire spectrum. Cruise through the feature to hear Kenneth’s sneaker story, and see some of his personal favorites including his Most Rare Pair and Most Frequent Wear. Drop a line with your feedback in the comment section at the bottom of the page, and keep refreshing Nice Kicks for everything sneakers.


Name: Kenneth Hopson
City: Elizabeth/Newark, NJ
Instagram: @iamsoundwave_
Size: 10
Started: 1995

Sneaker Story:

“My love for sneakers started when my older brother purchased my first pair of Air Jordan 2s in the 6th grade. It grew when I first saw Michigan and the “Fab Five” wearing the Nike Air Huarache, Force Max, Air Maestro and Air Unlimited with the black socks. I knew then that I had it bad. The unfortunate thing was that my family didn’t have disposable income for me to get all the sneakers I wanted, and if I wasn’t skipping lunch to save money for kicks, or my older brother helping me out to have fresh sneakers, I wouldn’t have had kicks at all. Once I went away to college, my goal was to kill two birds with one stone and get a job to have some money and get sneakers at the same time, so I applied at every sneaker store possible until I got a part-time job at Champs and tried to make up for lost time. I currently have between 140-150 pairs of kicks that range from different styles of Nikes, to Jordans, unreleased samples, Bapes, Ice creams, Reeboks, New Balances, Adidas, Supras, Andriod Homee’s and S.Carters. My love for kicks in general can never be questioned.”

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