P.J. Tucker is one of the NBA’s biggest sneaker heads. His Nike collection reportedly includes more than 1,000 pairs of shoes.
Now he is turning his passion into an investment, opening a small sneaker store in the Houston area, Tucker told Nick DePaula of ESPN.
“We’re looking to do the grand opening in October,” Tucker said. “We’ve got a lot of dope collabs coming. We’re going to have some fun with it, and I’m excited about that…
“The shoe culture in Houston is cool,” he said. “There’s a lot of sneakerheads and a lot of people that love shoes here — a lot more than I thought … I just think there should be more activity.”
Tucker has a strong relationship with Nike, the brand he has worn throughout his NBA career, and some of the custom colorways he has worn on the court could end up first being sold in his store. Tucker has worn a lot of Kobe’s this season.
The details of the store, including the physical address, have not been made public, although it will be named The Better Generation. It’s also unclear is the NBA’s suspension due to the coronavirus could push back the planned opening date.
That said, Tucker is getting his store in Houston.