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Australian Film Director and Sneakerhead: Josh Barolo


Dorothy Field
August 9, 2022

Josh Barolo @joshbarolo is an Australian sneakerhead who fallen in love with sneakers after he copped the Air Max 1 Anniversary Red. He loves Patta because of its consistent involvement in the sneaker community whilst keeping their integrity

All images via @joshbarolo

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

The Air Max 1 Anniversary Red started it all for me, when I began to look into the history of the sneaker and the impact it had - I became hooked ever since.

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

I loved the impact hidden. Any and other mood board pages on Instagram had on people to curate and collect rarer and less popular silhouettes.

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

Getting a new pair of sneakers is always refreshing for my style, and I feel that style is an extension of your personality - so, a new pair of kicks for me is a way to stay fresh and interesting.

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

For brands, Patta is the first that comes to mind, for their consistent involvement in the sneaker community whilst keeping their integrity. For creators, some of my favourite sneaker content comes from artists such as @arab_lincoln, @keezytv_ & @philllllthy.

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

I'd be curious to see a brand like PAF (Post Archive Faction) collaborate with Nike on an obscure vintage silhouette.

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

My latest pick up was the Air Max 95 Jacquard Green from 2015, the Air Max 1 Patta Orange, New Balance Protection Pack Black & Adidas Superstars Black.

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

Still on the hunt for the Air Max 1 Atmos Elephant.

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

As a cinematographer, my camera is a definite essential, along with my airpods, Acne studios side bag & lip balm.

Where people can find you on social media?

Instagram: @joshbarolo

TikTok: @joshbarolo

YouTube: @joshbarolo

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I'm a full-time freelance writer with a love for writing self-improvement, relationships, mental health, and lifestyle articles.