Meet the man who owns some of the country's most expensive sneakers

by Mary Rose Hogaza
Mar 24, 2017
DJ Big Boy Cheng owns a pair of sneakers worth $37,000 or PHP2,157,100.

Meet DJ Big Boy Cheng.

He has a massive sneaker collection.

He says he owns around 900 pairs including some Jordans, Nikes, and adidas designs that have their own room in his home, complete with centralized air conditioner and humidifier.

Truth be told, the 'sneakers room' is probably bigger than a tiny apartment.

The 40-year-old sneakerhead's fascination with sneakers started during his elementary years. It was a hobby that was influenced by his older sister.

"Bata pa ako mahilig na ako sa sneakers dahil sa kapatid kong babae," he recalls. "Bumibili siya lagi pag pumupuntang Hong Kong tulad ng Converse and Diadora, so from there, nagka-interest ako."

"Minsan hinihiram ko sa kanya. Natatawa pa nga mga tao sa ken kasi high school siya 'tapos grade school ako. Ang laki sa paa ko pero pinipiliit ko pa din suotin."

When he was younger, Cheng would usually buy his shoes in Greenhills.

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But now, he travels to New York, France, and other parts of the world just to cop a pair he's like to be part of his collection.

"Talagang bumabiyahe kami ng anak ko 'tapos nakalista na sneakers na bibilhan namin at kung anong store papasukan namin," he says, a glint of excitement in his eyes.

Some stores, he adds, even reach out to him when there are new pairs and limited edition releases.

Check out his full sneaker collection over at FHM Philippines' Youtube account.

This story originally appeared on FHM.COM.PH.

* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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