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Alep Vilour - Malaysian Sneakerhead Interview


Hapsari Listya
January 22, 2023

Alep @alepvilour has been inspired to collect sneakers since younger age, and now he has a pretty dope collection that mainly includes bright color pairs. Nike Air Jordan 1 Court Purple 2.0 is his favorite sneaker because he has loved purple since he was a kid.

Could you share a bit about your secret origin story? (Tell us a bit about yourself, how did you start loving sneakers, what you do/hobbies etc.)

My name is Alep, and I’m a telemarketer for Telekom Malaysia (TM). I was raised in Hulu Langat, a sub-urban area in Selangor. However, being raised as a village boy doesn’t stop me from loving sneakers.

When I was a teenager, I loved watching MTV shows where they went to artists’ houses, and the artists would show their exclusive sneakers collection in their sneaker rooms. Since then, I’ve dreamt of having a lot of sneakers in my collection. As for hobbies, I like other guys and enjoy playing video games, especially on my mobile phone.

All images via @alepvilour

What's your current favorite pair of sneakers?

I have two sneakers on my favorites list: Nike Air Jordan 1 Court Purple 2.0 and Nike Zoom Type.

What drew you to this particular pair of sneakers?

The Nike Air Jordan 1 Court Purple 2.0 is my favorite color. I have loved purple since I was a kid, so I’m choosing this pair.

Meanwhile, the Nike Zoom type is one of those underrated shoes. However, the performance of these shoes is quite impressive. It’s very comfortable while you are walking during your daily routine, especially in the mall.

What’s your sneaker-collecting philosophy?

My philosophy is quite simple; I collect sneakers that I like. I don’t buy sneakers based on hype or trend. If the shoes are pretty nice, I will buy them and put them in my closet. Especially sneakers that have a bright color.

Your dream hype sneaker you wish to acquire but don't have so far.

On this question, I can say it is Nike SB Dunk Low Diamond Co., Tiffany. Getting these shoes in my size and in good condition is pretty hard. This shoe has a great story behind it between Nicky Diamonds and Nike SB.

What's your day-to-day style like?

My outfit is simple; I love to wear oversized t-shirts because they are very comfy and easy to wear. For the bottoms, I can rock them with any denim or cargo pants. In my opinion, I wear anything nice in my eyes, and I will style it in my way. Fashion is about your confidence, so it depends on me and how I show it in public.

Where can people find you on social media?

You guys can catch me on Youtube at Malaysian Sneakers and don’t forget to click the subscribe button. You guys also can follow my Instagram @alepvilour and @malaysiansneakers.

An ailurophile who loves bake cookies and listen to indie music!