If you’ve made it to the National Hockey League, you’re 22 years old and you’ve got lots of money to spend, what do you do?
In Dennis Cholowski’s case, you buy shoes. Lots and lots and lots of shoes.
The Langley product and former BCHL Chilliwack Chief describes himself as a ‘sneakerhead,’ and in a video produced by his NHL club, the Detroit Red Wings, the defenceman takes us on a tour of his collection.
You wouldn’t think someone would be able to talk about sneakers for 12-plus minutes, but it’s no problem for Cholowski, who could spend hours discussing the stories behind legendary Nike brands like Air Jordan and Air Force.
“Since I started collecting, I have about 80 pairs myself, and (girlfriend) Brooke has another 25-30 on top of that,” Cholowski said. “It kinds of crowds our closet, as you can see.
“I like showing up at the rink with a different pair every day and trying to shock guys. I’m a colourful sneaker guy, and hopefully they see them and they’re like, ‘Wow, those are really cool.”
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