The first moment that got me into sneakers was the Adidas Superstar 35th Anniversary. Being a half Asian and living in Indonesia at the time, the 35th Anniversary was a big thing growing up. So, the whole series brought me to collect them.
I think Run DMC wearing their Adidas Superstar without laces is iconic.
It's like my birthday and Christmas put into one day. Nothing can beat the excitement of receiving a new pair, especially the fresh smell of leather and suede when you open the box. People also cannot help but check your feet because you are wearing a new pair of sneakers.
Ronnie Fieg and Hikmet are up there for me because of their amazing collaboration with other brands, bringing out unique colorways. Meanwhile, my top brands would be Mizuno, Asics, New Balance, and Diadora.
I would love to see Carhartt x Asics and Carhartt x Mizuno.
I have been wearing a lot of Mizuno - my go-to brand since they brought back the sports style. I also love the NB 991 Stray Rats and the SNS 991.
My holy grail pair would be Diadora Correfocs and Diadora Castellers. These are both of the best pairs made in Italy, with fantastic craftsmanship and top-quality materials.
The sock game has to be up there to color match with the sneakers. My earbuds are another essential part of me as I can't go anywhere without any music. My camera is always by my side also.
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