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Meet the Mayor of the Sneaker Universe
Mark Farese, nicknamed Mayor, owns 1,700 pairs of shoes neatly stored in custom designed clear boxes stacked to the rim in a basement protected by cameras and a key pad combination in a New Jersey suburb.
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Mark Farese, nicknamed Mayor, owns 1,700 pairs of shoes neatly stored in custom designed clear boxes stacked to the rim in a basement protected by cameras and a key pad combination in a New Jersey suburb.
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Air Max 95 'Doernbecher's' patiently wait their turn to be worn by one of the sneaker game's top collectors.
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The Mayor looks over his security cameras protecting his collection.
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If Mayor was to sell his entire collection he says it would be worth well over $350,000.
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Some of the shoes include the NIKE Air Max 360 Hybrid Playstation 3’s, NIKE Lebron 7 PE’s, Jordan V(5) Motor Sports, NIKE Zoom KD 4 Nerfs, Paris SB Dunks and a pair of custom designed Yankees shoes that include actual stitched pinstripes, and all of the jersey numbers worn by Yankees Hall of Famers.
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Enter into Mayor's secure basement.
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Farese's dream is to one day work on a collaborative project with Nike. The former customizer and owner of a car stereo system shop has had some of his ideas taken before.

Meet the Mayor of the Sneaker Universe

Mark Farese, nicknamed Mayor, owns 1,700 pairs of shoes neatly stored in custom designed clear boxes stacked to the rim in a basement protected by cameras and a key pad combination in a New Jersey suburb.

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