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Sneaker fiends get their kicks by competing

Brian Spar, a former mortgage broker, has designed sneakers for R&B singer Chris Brown and rapper Rick Ross.
Brian Spar, a former mortgage broker, has designed sneakers for R&B singer Chris Brown and rapper Rick Ross. (Globe Photo / Steven Lee Miller) Globe Photo / Steven Lee Miller
By Vanessa E. Jones
Globe Staff / July 22, 2006

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The quest for rare or limited - edition sneakers is so intense that even collectors joke about their obsession with the shoes they call ``kicks." They claim that they suffer from OCSD -- obsessive compulsive sneaker disorder -- says Brian Spar , 31, a New Haven-based sneaker enthusiast. They wear T-shirts that read ``kicks before rent." (Full article: 963 words)

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