Back in 1990, 40,000 pairs of Nikes were lost at sea. Some of you might know that story , but beyond the 80,000 sneakers there was another incident in 1999, where brand new Nikes were also lost at sea during the cargo ship’s bout with bad weather. According to scientific knowledge about oceans and its currents, the shoes started to appear on beaches just last year ( 2010 ) with the problem being, of course, they were not in pairs.
They say sneakers can float in the ocean for 3 years and still be worn normally after. If not touched, they can last up to 10 years but are not wearable if located. Sad that kids and my friend PJ can destroy shoes in months while the weight of a destructive ocean can barely hurt them.
It would be crazy to take a walk with your dog on the beach, throw a stick for him to chase, and he comes back with an Air Max 1.
Beyond sneakers, people have found hockey gloves and pads on beaches as well as rubber ducks, Indian artifacts and toilet parts. I’m sure there’s much more in there, but we will never find out.
Still waiting to find that 1985 Jordan 1 chilling in some seaweed.