Unlaced Interview : Jumpman Bostic
Posted by Grady Gilmer on Monday, April 29, 2013 ·
Today’s Interview is with a man that needs no introduction. This man has been collecting shoes since… well.. since I was born . Has one of the sickest collections out there . Lets check out “The Basement Of J’s”
Introduce yourself ? : Mark, AKA: Jumpman Bostic. I’ve lived in Detroit, MI for the last 15 years, I’m originally from Ann Arbor, MI where I was born and raised.
How many pairs of Jordan’s do you own? : I currently own 794 Jordan’s. I collect all styles of Jordan’s from the traditional numbered 1-23, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and recently the XX8. I also have Trunners, Team J, PE’s, Promo Samples, Jordan Boots, Flip Flops (Sandals), Spiz’Ikes, etc…..
What made you start collecting Jordan’s when they were first released? :
Top 23 Favorite Jordan’s in your collection? :
What are some Jordan’s you would like to see retro’d? :
Top 10 most underrated Jordan’s?:
Being a original in the shoe game…What are some thing’s you have seen change about Jordan Brand that you would like to see come back? :
Where do you see Jordan Brand going in the next couple of years? : Jordan Brand will continue on it’s path, it appears they could really care less what the opinion of the public is, there products are selling (most selling out), and it’s lucrative. I see them bringing out a lot of classics in traditional color ways and expanding on colors. I just read that in 2014 the XVI will become a retro shoe (2008 CDP was the initial retro). I’m hoping they will bring out more of the older numbered J’s XV on up.
What is the longest hunt you have had for a shoe… And what shoe was it? : 7 years, my longest hunt just came to an end, I recently was able to finally track down the 2006 DMP (Defining Moments Package) with the XI and VI. It was still unworn, with all of the items included (booklet, sneaker tags/ dog tags). Patience is a key as a sneaker connoisseur. You must have this, I don’t have to have a shoe when it drops or even before it drops. That’s not necessary to me, when I got this shoe in the mail it was just like it was the 2006 release day all over again. I did a YouTube video my page is youtube.com/jumpmanbostic I’ve done many sneaker videos.
Are there any Jordan’s you are currently on the hunt for ? :
Where can people check out more of your collection ? : It’s truly humbling and amazing to have people enjoy my collection as much as I do, my collection has been dubbed the Basement Of The Jordan’s because my shoes are in my basement. I enjoy communication with with fellow sneaker people, I see a lot of amazing collections and enjoy meeting new people at events, on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and SneakerTube. Below are the places I can be found:
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