The Start of it ALL: Well we did it. We said we were going to make a magazine and within three months from the idea we had our first issue in hand. The first issue was created by Steve Mullholand, and Retrokid - and none of them knew how to create a magazine - ! With a lot of hard work, long hours, and cases of Mountain Dew they were able to finish off their first issue. The verdict? Beautiful photography and unique stories which hit the heart of the sneaker industry. We had a winner and dove into issue 2 within hours. Jordan XI Spotting a Fake Can you tell the difference between a real and fake Jordan XI? SoleCollector cut open real and fake Jordan XIs to get a closer look. Story and Photos By Steve Mullholand Who is Stash? etrokid journeys into Subware Visual Maintenance Central and talks with the man himself. Story and Photos by Retrokid Laced Six different ways to lace your kicks. Story by Razmatazz and Photos by Steve Mullholand Sneaker Showcase Focus On - This issue of SoleCollector focuses on Air Max 95s with pictures from 1995 through 2003 including Juventus, Monsters, and many others. Jordans - A selection of Jordans from 1985 - 2002 including the Original Jordan I and the Sample Jordan I Midnight Navy. All Kicks - A sweet array of Nike kicks including two HTM series, ultra rare Penny moc up kicks, and many more. Samples - Some hot Nike and Jordan Samples, Lace'Em Up, A letter from the Creative Director, and sneaker head Alex Wang. Spotlight Who's collecting 'em, who's wearing 'em, and where to find 'em. Shoes, that is. Collector An interview with Slick Rick; a pioneer sneaker collector from the days of the first series of Jordans. Shop 10 questions for Keith Hufnagel owner of HUF in San Francisco, California. Street Pictures sent in by our readers. Kicks A collage of our reader's sneaker collections. I Love Sneakers; Retrokid's corner - thoughts and opinions about the sneaker world.