Just months after Dante Holly’s sneaker collection was destroyed in a fire, he’s already putting it back together with a brand new pair of Yeezy Boosts.
The 20-year-old lost the bulk of his collection—the remains of which are pictured above—during a fire at his Egg Harbor Township, N.J., home last year, reports philly.com. Months later, Holly was looking for ways to rebuild his scorched collection when he decided to try his luck at guessing Kanye’s then-unknown The Life of Pablo album title in hopes of scoring a free pair of Yeezys.
After a string of bad luck, Holly ended up being one of roughly 30 people to correctly guess the title and win free Yeezys. “I was sitting on the couch with my girlfriend, complaining about how I couldn’t pay bills and I’m like ‘man, this is the worst. I need a sign. I really need a sign,'” Holly said, reflecting on his state of mind before winning. “Next thing I know, I hear ‘being, being, being, being’ and my phone is just going off.”
Now, instead of reselling the kicks, Holly says he plans to wear them during a 5K Atlantic City boardwalk race he hopes to organize to bring attention to sneaker violence.