15 Mar '13, 1am

Calgary man's collection has plenty of sole: A Calgary man who collects sneakers has nearly 200 pairs carefully

A woman with a shoe obsession is a pretty common stereotype — but what about a man? Calgary's Randy Ockey, 31, has a shoe collection comprising nearly 200 pairs of sneakers that he stores in his basement. "Even just when I was a kid, I'd keep the boxes and I'd put them in the box," says Ockey. "I really liked them." Ockey has been collecting sneakers for at least 15 years. The shoes are almost all special edition high-tops released by big name players and the brands range from Jordans, Nike and Circa to Adidas, Reeboks, Pumas and more. He even has a pair that looks like a tennis ball. "I remember some kid when I was in junior high school had a pair of these and I always really wanted a pair and they re-released them last year," Ockey says. Collection worth thousands When he got married six months ago, Ockey wore sneakers. His wife says that while she knew he had a collecti...

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