The largest collection of sneakers is owned by Jordy Geller from Nevada, USA, who as of May 2012 owned an incredible 2,388 separate pairs of sports shoes.
Jordy began piecing together his shrine to sports shoes, which is made up almost exclusively of Nike sneakers, back in 1999 when he started buying and selling discount footwear on eBay.
All of the shoes are brand new and in their original boxes, with the collection, which includes one of every model of Air Jordans ever made, estimated to be worth over a million dollars in value.
Last week saw the opening of the Shoezeum, a museum in Las Vegas showcasing Jordy's collection.
The exhibition lets visitors see rare Nike sneakers such as a pair inspired by rock band Van Halen and the futuristic footwear worn by Marty McFly in the movie Back to the Future 2, along with vintage examples such as an early versions of the company's ground breaking waffle-tread-soled shoes.
So what is Jordy's favourite pair amongst the collection? A game worn, signed pair by none other than his hero, basketball legend Michael Jordan.
Jordy's record and many, many more feature in the new Guinness World Records 2013 edition - out now worldwide from all good retailers.
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