298 Elizabeth Street (1987)

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I included this pic of Will Smith buffing his Beamer back in 1987 because it has some historical significance to Classic Kicks. This pic was taken in front of 298 Elizabeth Street in Manhattan, which was the original home of Def Jam back in the 1980’s. This is the same location where we opened the Classic Kicks shop back in 2003. If you see any other classic Def Jam images from Ricky Powell that were taken in front of ice cube glass windows, those are also from the same spot. It was pretty cool to start in the same exact space where so much classic hip hop was born.

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