Largest collection of sneakers: Jordan Michael Geller sets world record (VIDEO)
LAS VEGAS, NV, USA -- Jordan Michael Geller's Shoezeum, a shrine to Nike that he says includes one of every model of Air Jordans ever made, sets the world record for the Largest collection of sneakers with more than 2,600 pairs,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Jordan Michael Geller poses with his collection of the Nike Air Jordan Retro line at the "ShoeZeum" in downtown Las Vegas. Geller's Shoezeum, a shrine to Nike that he says includes one of every model of Air Jordans ever made, holds the record for the world's largest collection of sneakers, with more than 2,500 pairs. Photo: Reuters (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the Largest collection of trafic cones was set by David Morgan (UK), who has a collection of 137 different traffic cones.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest collection of talking clocks: 782, collected by Mark McKinley (Amherst, OH, USA).
For a $10 ticket, visitors can see Nikes designed to evoke "birds, bees, flowers and trees," others based on the Simpsons, the Hulk, the Human Torch and even Sesame Street's Oscar the Grouch, and two pairs of yellow lobster Nikes. Only three dozen of those were made, according to Geller.
Less than a dozen pairs of the shoes at the museum have been worn - but those include a pair that Michael Jordan laced on as a rookie for the Chicago Bulls.
The most expensive? A pair made by Converse commemorating the 30th anniversary of Jordan's 1982 game-winning shot for the University of North Carolina in the NCAA finals. They cost $7,100.
Geller began showing his collection out of a San Diego warehouse last year before he decided to hit the road to Las Vegas.
Along the way, he felt guided by destiny - including his name, which he said his parents gave him without thinking of Michael Jordan the player.