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Australian Sneakerhead and Music Enthusiast: Trent Baldock

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Camille Lumogdang
July 27, 2022

Trent Baldock @sneaker_t__ is an Australian sneakerhead with over a hundred pairs in his collection. It all started in 2009 after he traveled to the United States and was amazed with sneaker culture ever since!

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

In 2009, I went to America and I was introduced to the sneaker culture as well as fantastic stores there. I remember getting a pair of 2008 Air Max 90 Infrared and I was like, this is a new underground scene I never knew about. Then, I came home, bought a pair of 2009 Air Max 1 Sport Red, and I got hooked. More than twelve years later, I had 80 to 100 pairs in my collection, and I have never turned back.

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

I grew up in the music scene and toured with punk hardcore bands. I have always loved musical collabs like Glassjaw, Wu-Tang, Iron Maiden, and Deftones. So I like it when sneakers collaborate with musicians.

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

I felt scared and worried about scuffing the shoes back in the day. But now, I like the feeling of rolling through places with fire on my feet, knowing I worked hard to get and rock the shoe.

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

I'm looking up to Jerry Lorenzo - Fear of God. He is just a smooth and solid designer who gives so much back to the culture as well as the African-American community. And, of course, Virgil Abloh, RIP, was just so far ahead of his time it was ridiculous.

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

I believe that there would be a Tesla collab soon. I reckon that is an upgrade to the Back to the Future self-lacers.

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

My top picks are Jordan 4 Fire Red, Jordan 3 Katrina, Jordan 1 Mid Chicago Toe, and Nike Air Fear of God Raid 'Light Bone.

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

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG 'Shattered Backboard 3.0 is my ultimate holy grail.

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

Other than my sneakers, I don't really have any other treasured items or hype products. I keep it simple.

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: sneaker_t__

Tiktok: trentless

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