Realtors and real estate agents have long been known to go the extra mile to land a client, and for one Los Angeles real estate agent, it’s what she wears on her feet when she’s going that extra mile that helps her land celebrities and professional athletes as her clients.

The Wall Street Journal, of all places, introduces us to Lee Mintz, who uses her vast collection of Air Jordan sneakers to up her cache with clients.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Ms. Mintz, a real-estate agent to Los Angeles-area athletes, has 26 pairs in size 5 1/2 men’s. “A woman that wears Jordans, she’s considered cool” to her clients, Ms. Mintz says.

Her work uniform is built around stiletto heels, but the Jordans become conversation starters if she happens to bump into clients.

“I’ll wear the Jordans and they’ll be like, ‘Whoa!’” she says.

Ms. Mintz, who is 38, says her clients include entertainers, but are mainly athletes—a client base that began when she was asked to find a bachelor pad for a member of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.

According to the WSJ report, Mintz has seven pairs of Air Jordan 3s, a personal favorite of this author, but it’s unknown if she rocks any Air Jordan 1s, which is basically the best sneaker ever.

But Mintz does understand the cardinal rule among sneakerheads (those obsessed with sneakers) about wearing Jordans – one scratch and they’re toast.

Again from the WSJ:

She no longer wears Jordans casually. “If you get one scratch on them, you can never wear them again,” she says.

(Image above courtesy of lev radin /