Adults used to tell me when I was a kid that everyone had a talent that made them special, unique, and worthwhile, even if it was something they didn’t know about. I’m thinking about this questionable wisdom as I learn about Jaime of RIF LA, the sneaker store employee who can correctly identify sneakers with only his wits and his nose.
Whether Jaime of RIF LA’s talent would be enough to gain him admittance into the X-Men is a matter for private debate, but watching him demonstrate his abilities in a video from Sneaker Watch is undeniably impressive. It’s also a cautionary tale about what can happen to you if you spend too much time on any one pursuit — the smells will invade your brain.
You can see Jaime of RIF LA in the Sneaker Watch video below, following his nose wherever it goes. And for more from Sneaker Watch, take a look at the program on YouTube right here.
Here’s the video: