Mychal Denzel Smith, the author and cultural commentator, with part of his sneaker collection at his apartment in New York, April 20, 2016. Smith can practically chart his years in New York City by recalling the kicks he bought to mark various events. “What do I spend my money on?” he said. “I spend it on what you see: books and shoes.”
Mychal Denzel Smith, the author and cultural commentator, with part of his sneaker collection at his apartment in New York, April 20, 2016. Smith can practically chart his years in New York City by recalling the kicks he bought to mark various events. “What do I spend my money on?” he said. “I spend it on what you see: books and shoes.” SUNNY SHOKRAE NYT
Mychal Denzel Smith, the author and cultural commentator, with part of his sneaker collection at his apartment in New York, April 20, 2016. Smith can practically chart his years in New York City by recalling the kicks he bought to mark various events. “What do I spend my money on?” he said. “I spend it on what you see: books and shoes.” SUNNY SHOKRAE NYT

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