Tell us about the one pair of sneakers you couldn't live without?
Where to start and what to say...honestly the sneaker speaks for itself. This is hands down, the most aesthetically pleasing pair of sneakers I've ever had on my feet. I remember seeing leaked photos of the other colors a little over a year and a half ago and basically bought them then and there in my brain. These aren't out yet, but I couldn't wait anymore.
How did you come across them?
Hard work and pure luck.
What led you to sneaker collecting?
I have to say, I got my love of sneakers and just gear in general from my father. He was one fly ass dude growing up. While I was growing up, Michael Jordan was in his prime and my father being the basketball fan he is and his general love for sneakers, got me a pair of 9s in the OG colorway. It was pretty much downhill from there.
Also, growing up, the cool shoes are the ones that made you run faster, everyone knows that.
If given the chance to collaborate on one sneaker design, which brand and model would you choose? What would the finished product look like?
Interesting question. I would probably have to choose Nike because most of what I have is Nike, but all I would do is remake Future Trunk's shoes from the cell saga in DBZ
Tell us about the most memorable sneakers from your childhood.
I remember the first time I saw the 3M reflective Dunk Hi's from like 2003, those blew my mind. I wanted them so bad!
Were there any sneakers you couldn't afford growing up?
All of them. I had to work hard for all the stuff I bought over the years and I would put gear over everything. I couldn't afford any of it but I would choose to suffer for the things that made me happy.
What is your biggest sneaker pet peeve?
The worst thing in the world is seeing Nikes with adidas track pants or any other shoes that are not adidas with adidas track pants and vice versa with any brands. If the brand makes track pants, buy the shoes to match bruh come on. Also when shoes are tied tighter on top then the bottom, that shit drives me insane!
Tell us about your most recent pickup.
I just got all but two of the hopefully upcoming Acronym X Nike Lab releases and they are the best sneakers I've ever seen in my life and comfortable to boot. They are perfect for my personal aesthetics like they were made for me specifically. Thats why I chose one to showcase here.
What pair of sneakers continues to elude you?