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Portland Trail Blazers forward Jared Jeffries discusses his massive collection of sneakers.
Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com talks kicks with Portland Trail Blazers forward Jared Jeffries, a certified sneakerhead.
In general, how would you describe your style?
Jeffries: "Um ... I would say hipster right now is my style. It varies but right now I'd definitely say hipster. I try to be fashion-forward, but I'm too tall."
How do your shoe choices reflect your style?
Jeffries: "I get so many pair of Jordan's. The Brand does such a good job of giving us a wide selection of shoes. I mean, I have every pair of Jordan's that have come out over the last 11 years. I have them all in a storage unit in Florida where I live (in the offseason) and I probably have 2,000 pair of shoes. I save them all. I love having shoes, I love wearing different Jordan's."
So how do you square your country roots with being fashion-forward and loving sneakers?
Jeffries: "The fashion part, just living in New York. I love the fashion word there. I love the way they dress, accessories, stuff like that. But the shoes, Indiana is a basketball state and part of basketball is the shoes you wear. You always get caught up on whatever MJ wore in this game, what Reggie (Miller) wore in this game and you try to pattern after them wearing those shoes."
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