A 'degenerate collector' paid $9,000 for Trump sneakers -- and says they're worth more

Aliya Schneider, The Philadelphia Inquirer on

Published in Lifestyles

“You want to hate me for wanting this country to be great again? Go ahead and judge a sneakerhead,” he added, before reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Sharf, a Republican, said he values freedom of speech, faith, and what he calls “family values” when it comes to politics. “To me, it’s family, God, country,” said Sharf, an Army veteran. “I’m a patriot of this country.”

He said doesn’t support Russian President Vladimir Putin’s of invasion of Ukraine.

Trump has repeatedly praised Putin going back to his 2016 campaign. Last month, Trump voiced opposition to aid to Ukraine and also said he would encourage Russia to do “whatever the hell they want” to NATO members who don’t meet defense spending guidelines.

When asked about Trump’s praise for Putin, Sharf said he believes there is more going on behind the scenes than the public is aware of, and that Trump would be able to end the war if he wins the 2024 election.


The sneakerhead said he typically keeps politics off of his social media, where he platforms luxury watch content. But there’s been exceptions, such as when he posted about supporting police after the outcry following the murder of George Floyd and when he raised money in support of Ukraine, he said.

And now there is the video about the Trump high tops, in which he explains he’s a Republican and responds to being labeled a Russian oligarch.

“This wasn’t planned,” he said. “This was literally me going out buying a pair of sneakers, and the world went haywire.”

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