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Out Now: SoleSavy Podcast Ep. #88 – The Rarest Vintage Air Jordans, A Conversation With Curated Van

Alijah Landing

On today’s episode, DP & Marco are joined by vintage Air Jordan curator, Tye Engmann aka Curated Van. He joins us to discuss all things vintage sneakers.

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0:40 Share with us more about Curated Van

7:18 What do you think that created the vintage AJ1 wave we’ve seen recently?

11:51 How do the different factories impact the vintage AJ1 design?

16:40 How did it feel like when you had someone famous ask you to find them sneakers?

18:24 Where is the most surprising place that you have found sneakers?

20:20 Has it gotten harder to source product now?

21:50 Are there any shoes that you haven’t been able to get your hands on?

26:09 Do a majority of your clients sole swap vintage Jordan 3 and 4s?

31:50 What is sizing like for vintage AJ1?

34:23 If you don’t want to invest in ‘85s, what other years would you recommend looking into?

37:57 What are some of the other shoes that you are getting requests for? 

45:20 What was up with the shadow with the red outsole?


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@SoleSavy is the truth. They've helped me cop kicks I never would've imagined getting at retail. Members always willing to assist on drops too. And most of all, a REAL community of REAL sneakerheads. These guys should be the gold standard for sneaker communities! #LifetimeMember

My membership paid for itself three fold by being solely responsible for my union 4’s, mesh sacai waffles, sacai blazers, court purple aj1s, glow in the dark yeezy 350s, travis scott lows (which I traded to get desert ore ow’s), air max 1 londons, bc3’s for way under retail etc.

Can't say enough about SS. The stellar help with copping shoes is a given but it's the community that makes it extra special. Hands down one of the best decisions I made as a wannabe sneakerhead.

The community of sneakerheads and resources available to help manually cop are great and really will help you get more Ws. The Zoom calls for hyped drops like Union Jordan 4 only adds to the camaraderie while providing real time instruction

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