Tell me about the one pair of shoes from your collection you could not live without
The Air Max Lunar 90s. Such a cool concept and you can stay lowkey, but still stand out. I love that about them. They also get me the most compliments haha.
How did you obtain them?
Haven. They were the only boutique in Toronto that received them. I got pretty lucky to be honest. I'm just grateful I own them.
What were some influences that led you to collect sneakers?
Michael Jordan, Space Jam, seeing any good basketball player wearing cool shoes. It started with ball kicks for me and as I transitioned into a more casual wardrobe, my interest in what to collect naturally swerved.
Walk us through your ideal collaboration
I'd definitely want to create a pair of 1s. I can't get into specifics, because I don't want you to picture something fucked up, but I would want them to resemble the colour scheme of the Bordeaux's, except it would include white in the same spots as the Shattered Backboards. Switch the black at the back for dark grey, and make the swoosh maroon. I'd say keep the yellow out as well.
Are there any sneakers that stick out in your mind from your childhood?
I was extremely fascinated by the shox VC wore when he was a Raptor. I was dead serious in thinking they'd make me jump higher.
Was there a pair of sneakers you remember growing up that you were not able to afford?
When I was really into Jordans, I wanted the Bred 19's so bad. It didn't happen because my mom said no. Haha I was pissed.
What's your most recent pickup?
The Oreo Sock Darts were probably my most recent cop. I love how they feel on my foot, they're probably one of the most comfortable pair of shoes I've owned.
What’s one grail that continues to elude you?
As of right now, I just need to get my hands on some Fragment 1s. Also a pair of the Marty McFlys just to glass case.