NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — What’s the hottest thing in fashion? Sneakers.

Some people dig purses, watches or jewelry – but more and more men and women are getting their kicks…from kicks.

The new Air Jordan sneakers went on sale recently, selling out before you could even think about lacing up a pair.

TV 10-55’s Alex Denis spoke to one man who will put your sneaker collection to shame.

His name is Mark Farese, but everyone calls him “The Mayor” – and he’s one of the biggest sneakerheads around. He owns over 1600 pairs of shoes and even has his own shoe, designed by Nike, with his name on it.

Check out our interview with “The Mayor” and get even more on the sneaker craze within the fashion industry by checking out the video below.

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