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Australian Sneakerhead and Model: James Giles


Dorothy Field
August 28, 2022

As a professional model, James Giles @jamesgiless also loves sneakers where it all started from Air Max 90's that he still uses until now. He loves Yeezy and Off-White because their products are iconic and immediately recognizable.

All images via @jamesgiless

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

When I received two pairs of Air Max's from a friend and tried them on for the first time. I still wear the pair of 90s that he gave me!

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

When Kanye first introduced Yeezy's to the world. That moment will never be forgotten.

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

It brings me so much happiness knowing that I can now plan an entire outfit around my sneakers. Wearing them is always amazing too, because I feel like a reinvented version of myself.

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

Yeezy/Kanye, he revolutionized fashion and created a brand that is synonymous with his image. I also love Off-White, I think their brand is very unique and and every product is iconic and immediately recognizable.

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

Yeezy and Nocta. I think it would be really interesting to see what sort of design they come up with. Yeezy has some pretty out-there designs, so I think it would be cool to see the unique style that a Yeezy x Nocta shoe would introduce.

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

Nike Air Max 90, Air Force 1, Blazer Mid 77, Jordan 1 Low Mocha, and the Nike x Nyjah Free 2.0.

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

My ultimate holy grail sneaker is either the Nike Blazer Mid x Off-White  "All Hallows Eve" or the Nike Air Mag (inspired by Back to the Future)

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

A good necklace/chain, and rings. Accessories play a huge role in making an outfit work/look good, its just a matter of matching styles and incorporating them into our daily outfits. A company called Martyre makes really minimalist jewelery that goes with any outfit.

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @jamesgiless

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