My latest pick up

You must think “Huh? Didn’t she have those Sean Witherspoon’s already”. Yes I did and I kept them as a plant holder for a long time too. A lot of people hated to see that but I just didn’t want to give up on them. I actually did not want to put them for sale. I was so lucky to get them in the first place but they were way too big. And I kept forcing myself by putting an extra insole in it. But I gave up. Placed them on a shelf with orchids in it and appreciated it as art.

Eventually.. a girl who follows me sent me a DM and asked if I was thinking about selling them. I still didn’t want to but it was smart of her to let me know she was interested. I knew that it was hard for her to get this particular pair so I said I would think about it. A few days past and after a lot of thinking I messaged her. I was willing to sell it but not right away, I wanted to keep it for a little bit. She was fine with that and paid upfront. After three weeks I finally sent it over to her and a week after that, she messaged saying she was so happy with them.

I wasn’t happy. It’s been a while I felt like this after selling a shoe. But the money was helpful for our new home, so it was for a good cause however I just really wanted these shoes.

Two weeks ago I came back to the office after a shoot and I saw several boxes on our desk. My co-worker was putting a few of his personal collection on StockX. Then suddenly I saw this box and a size 4. I thought noooo way.. I grabbed and opened it. No way. A size 4 of Sean Wotherspoon. On my desk. In my size. This can’t be happening.

Okay cool. A size 4. “I need this! How much?” – “€700”. No effing way I’m going to pay that.. I walked away and suddenly I heard: “You can have it for the last sale of StockX”. Which was €540. I thought and said: “Give me a day”. I went through all my shoes. What did I want to keep and what not. To be fair, I don’t wear a lot of kicks. I wear what’s comfortable. I loved my Pradas but to be fair: they were so not comfy. Hup. For sale. And so several other pairs. At the end of the day is collected €600 by only selling kicks and a few clothes I never wore.

You can call me crazy but I really felt like shit when I sold them at first, even though I didn’t fit them. This is a pair I really fell in love with. They’re still in the box. Dead stock.

Who remembers the release day of the Nike Element React 87 x Undercover? Well I do. I had several things open. iPad. Laptop. iPhone. And still nope. So this one was easy. I really wanted them and I was okay with paying a bit extra for them. I checked StockX and started bidding. I started at €250 and wasn’t planning on paying more than €300. The bid was accepted at €295.

I really dig the Elements. They are cozy but so cold. Also these are waiting for warmer days now. I have worn them once. Also, I had no idea I had to go a half size down – well I had to because I have tiny ass feet. But then again, I’m very happy to have these in my collection.

What did you cop lately?

Caroll van den Brom

Online Creative and Artist of CAREAUX. My name is Caroll Lynn and my artist name is CAREAUX. I'm a sneaker illustrator turned footwear designer. After a study of four years, I landed at Filling Pieces as their first Womens Footwear Designer. In 2016 and 2017 CAREAUX released her first collaboration with PUMA. Besides working for Filling Pieces and working with PUMA, I also worked on illustrations for Nike, Adidas, Lacoste, FILA, DIESEL. More of my previous work can be found via portfolio I illustrate everything I like myself and sell my favourites. Most of my work is made on canvas but I'm always open for discussions and requests. For collaborations, contact me via the contactform. My instagram is known for her sneakers and feminine style. The content created is focussed on fashion and art combined with traveling - #SHECOZY

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