Day 363/366 – Great guy. Great sneaks. Meet Esaie in the Oregon Ducks Air Jordan IX’s.

Name: Esaie Witherspoon

Occupation: Global Product Line Manager for NSW Elements @ NIKE

Born in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia … Grew up in MD & Upper NW DC) / Currently living in: Portland, OR

Education: attended the University of District Columbia. Started with Biology; went over to Business Management Procurement.

What makes E…E: music (did you know…he helped put Dream – 2620 Music/Clockwork Ent./Bad Boy Records – together when working for a record label he and his friends created?), quality watches and eating well. His favorite restaurant is his home kitchen. E’s wife is an amazing cook – roasted crab with garlic noodles is one of his favorite dishes.

E’s always been into sneakers as early as he can remember. He had an old tooth brush and old pairs of shoes that he didn’t want to get rid of. His current collection is in the hundreds…one could guestimate under 500. There is no rhyme or reason to how they are organized in his home besides those that are purely collectible (they have their own special spot).

If he could only wear one sneaker for the rest of his life, it would be: any of the Nike Footscapes. They are comfortable as can be with a very unique look.

Kicks on Esaie’s feet: Air Jordan IX – Oregon Ducks PE

Via this sneaker sports a very simple color way, featuring black nubuck over the entire upper with silver accenting and Oregon’s O logo in place of the usual AJ9 rubber globe on the heel. A shoe most of the football team wore in the lead-up to the BCS National Championship.

Favorite quote: “Every day above ground is a good day.” 🙂



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