A man "addicted" to buying Adidas trainers has spent more than £30,000 on his obsession - and has no plans to stop.
James Penty says his collection is his pride and joy and even skipped a romantic Valentine's dinner at the last minute to fly to get his hands on a pair of trainers.
Earlier this month, James, 33, and his dad queued for 19 hours so they could get their hands on a pair of limited edition Liverpool trainers which saw queues of people queuing outside of Liverpool's Size shop.
They queued through the night for the trainers, released as part of Size?'s 20th anniversary celebrations, which saw just 2,020 pair go on sale across Europe.
James, a care support worker, said: "I'd already been to Liverpool to get some from the Size? there and these are the 20th anniversary edition so they are quite rare.
"I've got four pairs of them now."
James' addiction began back in 2005 when he bought a pair of rare city series trainers.
Since then, he has amassed a staggering haul of more than 400 pairs of trainers - and he doesn't even wear half of them.
As with most collectors, James keep around 60 per cent of his collection in the box and does not wear them out and about to ensure they stay in mint condition.
Collectable trainers rocket in price in the months and years after their release due to their limited availability.
James, who lives by the motto 'always judge a man by his footwear', has even insured his collection with a specialist firm to protect against fire or damage.
He said: "I just love the brand and I love the history of Adidas.
"I love learning about the old pairs and the banter with fellow collectors when we're queuing up for a pair.
"It's a lifestyle choice and I'm obsessed with them.
"I first bought them from the shops just to wear, but then I started to get into the rare and vintage pairs and started collecting them."
James, from Sheffield, has driven as far as Southampton to queue up for a limited edition pair.
His obsession has caused friction in relationships, with ex-girlfriends often commenting that if he would choose the trainers over them if forced.
And one poor girlfriend even missed out on a romantic Valentine's Day meal because a store in Ireland was having an exclusive sale on.
James said: "Five years ago I got a really good deal of Adidas Glasgows in their twinned cities range that were going on sale in Dublin.
"I had a Valentine's Day meal planned, but I cancelled it at the last minute to fly to Ireland with my dad to buy the trainers.
"She had been with me for five years, so she knew what I was like, she was fine with it."
James said he buys between six and eight pairs a month and scours online sites for rare classics.
His limited Ardwick edition one of only 500 pairs made, are the most expensive he has, which cost £800 - and they aren't even his favourite.
His most prized possession is a pair of limited edition Stockholm SNS, of which only 390 pairs were made.
James added: "Often Size? will have an exclusive sale of a limited edition run and announce it a few days before.
"I always make sure I'm there."
Among James's collection is a limited edition pair of Liam Gallagher trainers and a pair that were made to commemorate the 1972 Olympics in Berlin.
He added: "I had a pair of Adidas Kicks as a kid, but it wasn't until I was in my early twenties that I fell in love with the original trainers.
"I bought my first pair of 2003 Dublins and I was hooked.
"I looked into and researched the history of the company and the different shoes they brought out and why.
"For me it's more than just wearing a pair of trainers.
"It's the story behind the shoe and the thrill of having something rare that only a very select few people have."