The New York Liberty’s Epiphanny Prince’s Instagram and Twitter handle is @PiphDaGreat10. Great can also be a word used to describe her vast collection of kicks.
It is one thing to eventually grow into being a sneakerhead. But Prince, as she shared in this interview with Sports Illustrated, virtually grew up collecting kicks as a young girl growing up in New York City.
Whenever a new shoe dropped, I had to have it. I wanted to have it. Different colorways of every shoe…Just a little minor colorway difference, I wanted it.
She says that her collection is at least 400 pairs deep (that’s quite a lot of sneakers!) and that she essentially converted a bedroom into a shoe room. Currently, her favorites are the Jordan 1s because of how they look with jeans.
It took me a while because I wanted to have all the Jordans with the Jordans and all the Nikes with the Nikes, and I put them in order. So like all the Kobes are with the Kobes, and LeBrons with LeBrons, like the 1s, the 2s, the 3s—it took a while to put it in order like that.
Some of what Prince has in her collection, she says has had since the sixth grade and when new versions of them came out, she managed to cop them when they were re-retroed.
Interestingly, she was also asked if she would like to have her own signature shoe one day. Many WNBA players have sneaker contracts—including Maya Moore with Jordan Brand and Elena Delle Donne with Nike.
I think that’s everyone’s dream, like to be able to create their own shoe. But as of right now, I don’t know if that will happen, but I always go on NIKEiD and make some designs up.
Prince also mentioned that when she played for the Chicago Sky, she had a chance to notice the collection of Tamera Young—and felt it could compare to hers.
I feel like everything she had I could get, except for the Adidas. She had like a lot of the Adidas Yeezy’s that I can’t get, but I’m not jealous of that.