Jul 9, 2008 at 8:21 am | lebron-ii
I was in San Francisco this weekend visiting my girlfriend and on Sunday we decided to go to the annual Filmore Jazz Festival. This is an ecclectic collection of people, music, shopping and fair-type food. We walked up Fillmore and I looked into the window of the Goodwill thrift store located on Fillmore and Post only to be amazed. In front of me I saw a pair of grey, white and screaming green basketball shoes. Any Nike fanatic would know the shoe as soon as they see it, my personal favorite Lebron signature shoe, the Air Zoom Lebron 2. I ran into the store and grabbed the shoes, they were in GREAT shape.
I looked the shoe over and there were no creases or stains, the previous owner even left the second set of white laces (UNUSED!) stuffed inside the shoes. I quickly looked at the size tag. SIZE 12! I started hyperventillating and ignored the other shoes there (Denim Dunk Hi, Huaraches, Barkleys, someone had to have offloaded their collection) and ran to the counter. I got to the cashier, who happened to be the store manager, and quickly paid. He said, “DAMN, they didn’t listen!” I looked at him in horror, wondering if he would change the price or say they were not for sale, “they put these too high! What do you feel about paying $28.99 for these?” I looked at him blankly and nodded.
I walked out of the store knowing that I just lived the shoe nerd fantasy. I found a NDS pair of GRAILS at a thrift store. Here are some pics including the original Goodwill price tag.
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. He ended up with a two-handed (more rare than the “usual” one-handed grey version) Dunkman Zoom LeBron II. Best LeBron pickup story? Use the comment box below to express you thoughts.