The other night I had a discussion with a friend who is a true kicksologist, far above and beyond my own admiration for shoes of all kind, not just "gym shoes" (showing my Chicago pride with that). Growing up in Chicago during the 90s, Jordans were the shoes (as Spizike said, "it's gotta be the shoes") that everybody wanted, and I wasn't any different. Okay, I know it was true of the entire country, but hell, after being in China for awhile, you realize how important Jordan was. Jordan was Chicago, Chicago was Jordan. As I got older, I strayed away from my youthful obsession with Jordans, but after all these years, the release of the Air Jordan XX3, the final edition of numbered Jordans came out and I had to cop them immediately after seeing them. One more nod to my love of all things Chicago and final thanks to the man who took the Bulls from a laughing stock to league champions.
But nearing 28, am I too old to be rocking Jordans (especially the basketball high tops)? At what age is it time to start editing out that part of my wardrobe? Is Jay-Z right, is 30 the limit?