Sneaker concierge: these are the sneakers that the Dream Hotel's VIP guests want most
This season, SoHo's Dream Hotel simultaneously introduced a new service and created a new career option: sneaker concierge. The prestigious title is one of many hats worn by the hotel's director of guest services Vaughn Davis, who has earned access to the world's most highly-coveted footwear due to his 20+ years of experience in collecting sneakers. Currently, the exclusive service is available only to those staying at the hotel's $5k-a-night guesthouse. "Due to the clientele we have staying here—brands that are leading the industry, some of the top artists in the entertainment industry who have sneaker deals and so on—those connections make it far easier for us to find sneakers," Davis told leading sneakerhead magazine Sole Collector.
Hopes&Fears reached out to Davis to ask him just what these VIPs are requesting.
Top five requested sneakers:
Nike Jordan Bred 3s
Nike Jordan Space Jams
Adidas Yeezy Boosts
Nike Jordan Bred 1s
Nike Jordan Bred 4s
Rarest requested sneaker:
OG Nike Jordan Infrared 6s
Most expensive requested sneaker:
Nike Air MAGs: Originally designed for Marty McFly's character Back to the Future, the first edition 2011 consumer model can now fetch as much as $9,500. And yes, they do lace themselves.