CounterKicks: You’re a native New Yorker but how did you come to be a Knicks and Ewing fan?
David Goldberg: I grew up in New York City and my dad was a big Knick fan. I started going to games with him in the late ’80s and became a huge Ewing and Knick fan in the process. I was already a burgeoning shoe head and avid basketball player so once Ewing had his own shoes I was fiending for them.
CK: What was your first Ewing shoe and which colorway?
Goldberg: My first pair was the 33 Hi in Black/White in a kids size 5 in 1991. I hounded my mom for months for them and finally got them at Foot Locker in Green Acres Mall in New York. Growing up I had about a pair of Ewings a year for the next few seasons until the company stopped production in 1995/1996.
CK: When did you start collecting Ewings? How many pairs do you have?
Goldberg: I had already begun collecting and saving shoes during this time in high school, and once I started buying shoes heavy on eBay in the late ’90s I picked up a few random pairs of Ewings for cheap, mostly 33 Hi’s. Over time, as I made some connections in the shoe game, I came across an old warehouse with tons of old Ewings and basically cleaned them out, and have purchased any other pair that I dont have that pops up on eBay. I have at least 80 original pairs right now and am always on the hunt for more.