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Bred 4's, Physical Therapy, and Bots featuring Stephen Ayres, DPT

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

Our Trader Feature Series is the way for our community of Tradeblock members to let us know more about themselves, their passion for sneakers, and their take on the culture. Know a member with a sneaker story to tell? Let us know.

In this article, we're highlighting Stephen, aka @Navyguy1987 on Tradeblock. Here's his story:

Tell us about yourself, and let the Tradeblock community know more about you.

I am Stephen Ayres, a physical therapist from Torrance, California. I've been into sneakers since early 2021. I love all types of sneakers; been really into New Balances and Air Max's lately; since my job is on my feet a lot, it helps. But I still love my Jordan 1's.

How did you get into sneakers?

I had a friend who was into them, and when he got the Air Jordan Bred 4's in 2019, I was jealous that they looked so cool. I now own a pair, thanks to Tradeblock.

What's your hot take or perspective on where the sneaker game and industry are today?

Bots definitely hurting hype releases, and until that's fixed it will hurt the community. The recession is not helping either.

What's your shoe size?

11 M.

What is your favorite sneaker in your collection, and why?

Air Jordan 4 "Bred".

What shoe are you looking for, and what would you trade for them?

Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "UNC" and name your price. [laughs]

What's one silhouette that's super slept on?

Air Max 97s.

When and how did you find out about Tradeblock?

Instagram in 2021.

What's your favorite or best trade you've completed on Tradeblock?

For the Bred 4's because the trader was fair.

What's the worst offer you've ever received, and how did you respond?

For my [Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Chicago] "Lost and Found's; it made me delist them.

For new members using Tradeblock, what are your tips and tricks for closing a trade?

Don't rush, take your time.

Fill in the blank. I trade because _______________________________.

It allows me to obtain shoes I never thought I’d be able to own and talk to other sneakerheads.

Why should someone join Tradeblock?

Tradeblock allows you to obtain your grails.

Thanks for much for answering our questions, Stephen. How can people get in touch with you?

Tradeblock: @Navyguy1987

Instagram: @Starlord_DPT


New to The Block?

Tradeblock is a sneaker-trading marketplace that brings back the thrill of sneaker hunting and allows collectors to use their kicks, new and used, as currency rather than paying high resale prices.

Tradeblock was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. With over 300K members on the app, Tradeblock is the largest sneaker trading marketplace of its kind in the world.

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Start your Tradeblock Wallet with $5 AND get 50% off your first trade when you sign up for Tradeblock using @Navyguy1987's referral code below.


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