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Action Figure Collector TsaoSuu

Interviews

Josyula Sanshray
March 15, 2022

TsaoSuu @h.wh_ has a hobby for collecting action figures, aside from sneakers. The pair that led to his passion for sneakers was the Nike Kobe 5. Some of the brands you’ll see in his collection are New Balance and Converse.

What was the moment you first got drawn to sneakers, and which pair of sneakers triggered your passion?

My first pair of sneakers was NIKE Kobe 5 basketball shoes.

What are some of your observations or personal stories when it comes to collecting kicks?

In high school, I felt that the sneakers endorsed by different stars really convey the stars’ characters. When students wear different sneakers, they are adopting different beliefs the star conveys.

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What are some of the current pairs of sneakers in your rotation?

NB993, 996, 878; Hoka; Converse series.

Can you please describe how it feels to you when you get and wear a new pair of kicks?

When I get a pair of shoes, I would like to hurry up to match them with good clothes, and go out on the street to show the shoes around asap!

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What is one sneaker collaboration that doesn’t exist, but you wish/think should exist?

I hope NB can also produce a 993 series of collab/crossover sneakers.

What are some of your favorite creators/designers or brands and why?

I like the Taiwanese brand Goopi. When I was first drowned in fashion, I paid attention to the brand. After a while, I started to make purchases on their collection. I think they look very delicate, and I love their style very much. Their style looks chill, but not too casual.

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What is your ultimate holy grail sneaker that you have not managed to acquire so far?

Definitely Travis Scott with reverse NIKE logo.

Other than kicks, what are some of your daily essentials or treasured items?

I like to collect action figures. I even bought two sets of Pinocho figures. They are really adorable.

Where can people find you on social media?

My account is @h.wh_

You can find me on Instagram.

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Josyula is a Singapore based bedroom DJ, Photographer, and Sneaker Collector. He loves all things culture and music, and writes in-depth articles on sneaker culture in Asia