When you think of high culture, you might think about New York, London, or Milan.
But in the sneaker world, the hub of high athletic world culture is Portland. And many people in the city, like Bobby Jackson, are shoe obsessed.
“When I was younger,” Jackson said. “I think this is what it was: My dad gave me one pair of shoes, all black. And he says, ‘it goes with everything, so you’re wearing these.’ So I was pretty upset, and so I think that challenged what I’m in today.”