Kamala Harris' nephew-in-law dedicated an entire suitcase to transport the $2,000 Dior Jordans he wore to the inauguration

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Kamala Harris' nephew-in-law wore rare Dior-Air Jordans to the inauguration. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo/Alastair Grant

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Though it was Kamala Harris who made history on Wednesday as the first woman, first Black person, and first Asian American to become vice president of the United States, it was another member of her party who was dubbed Secretary of the newly-formed "Department of Drip."

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Meena Harris (right), Nikolas Ajagu, and their two daughters. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Harris' nephew-in-law, Nikolas Ajagu, and the husband of Harris' niece, Meena, wore Dior x Air Jordan 1 Retros at Wednesday's swearing-in ceremony. But before he had sneakerheads across the country drooling over his rare sneakers, Ajagu went to painstaking lengths to make sure they arrived in D.C. in mint condition.

Meena Harris revealed on Twitter Thursday that her husband had "dedicated an entire suitcase" to transporting the Dior 1s and their "gigantic shoebox" to the capital city for Wednesday's festivities.

Though it may seem ridiculous to sneaker culture laymen, Ajagu's caution in transporting his flashy shoes could actually be seen as a salient move to protect his investment. The Dior x Air Jordan 1 Retros cost $2,000 retail, but they can sell for as much as $25,000 on the resale market, making his packing decisions all the more understandable.

And even though Harris seemed somewhat embarrassed when she confirmed that Ajagu was the one wearing the Dior 1s with "Yes smh" on Wednesday, she later said she was "blown away" by how much attention her husband's kicks garnered.

If Ajagu plays his cards right, all that trouble he went through to bring the sneakers to the inauguration may pay off - literally.

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