Who wants Nick Carter’s dirty shoes? How about his dirty shoes signed by every member of the Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block? The recent NKOTBSB tour of arenas proves there are still thousands of fans who would. Now, add to that a charitable angle and that’s some good dirt.
The Backstreet Boy has come up with a great way to preserve his prized sneakers and continue to help raise awareness about the destruction that mankind is reaping on the environment. And it just might lead to a permanent non-profit, Nick’s Dirty Kicks, somewhere down the road. But for now, it's all about a pair of used shoes.
During a recent stop in Toronto to promote his solo album, I’m Taking Off, Carter told Samaritanmag that he just came up with the idea the other day.
“See these sneakers right here?” he says pointing to his gleaming white Air Jordan’s. “These are new versions of ones that I just had. They were my favourite sneakers in the world. They’re called Spizikes. The ones before were two years old and I wore them everywhere because I’m in love with them. I brought them all around the world, even onstage in Russia.
“They got worn out and I got them dirty. I tried to clean ‘em. They got dirtier and dirtier and before you knew it, they were the ugliest piece of crap ever.
* Samaritanmag.com is an online magazine covering the good deeds of individuals, charities and businesses.