We’ve all stashed a set of sneakers away for some period of time, but how long can one really except to do that before the signs of aging set in? Here’s a decent barometer of that, a pair of the Air Jordan IV ‘Bred’ from the 1999 retro that’s been absolutely obliterated in its old age, the sole crumbling into a million little pieces. Click through if you’ve got a strong stomach and can stand to see such a grail decomposing and remember that there’s a theoretical expiration date on your favorite pair of Air Jordan’s.

Photos: kenlu