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American Hype-Bae: Damarion Symone


Hapsari Listya
July 6, 2022

Damarion developed her sneaker possession from Converse All Star "Chuck Taylor". Sneakers have been boosting confidence ever since and she wants to see sneaker brand collaboration with Chris Brown.

All images via @damarion_symone

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

I was first drawn to sneakers when I laid my eyes on the Converse All Star "Chuck Taylor". I wanted every color to match my outfits lol. The pair of sneakers that triggered my passion for sneakers were the LeBron 9 South Beach. I remember driving to another state to get them and I also had to camp out for them. I still have them in my shoe collection.

What’s one moment or trend in the history of sneaker culture that resonates with you?

Having a pair of White Air Force Ones in school was a must. "Can't nothing compare to a fresh crispy white pair."

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

When I wear a new pair of sneakers, it's an instant confidence boost for me. I always feel like my sneakers are the icing on the cake for my outfits.

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

Off White and Yeezy. I feel like Virgil and Kanye made sure that streetwear gets the credit that it deserves as I often feel like it is overlooked.

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

A collab with Chris Brown. He is so dope to me. I really love his style.

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

Some of my current pair of sneakers in rotation are the Off White Dunks, Travis Scott Low Fragment, Panda Dunks, Yeezy Wave Runner, Patent Bred Jordan 1, Georgetown Dunks, Sean Wotherspoon Air Max 97.

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

I would love add the Ben and Jerry x Dunk Low SB Chunky Dunky to my collection.

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

Handbags and sunglasses!

Where people can find you on social media?

Instagram: @damarion_symone

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