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Dan Valmocena - Filipino Sneakerhead Interview


Hapsari Listya
December 20, 2022

Dan @breakfastboyyy still remembers the excitement he got when he saw Lebron 3s. As he's an avid fan of Nike, he wants to see the collaboration between its brand and Kanye happen again someday!

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

This was back when I was a kid, we were looking for a pair of basketball shoes and I easily got amused by the Lebron 3s.

All images via @breakfastboyyy

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

The hip-hop culture.

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

Jordan, Vans, Yeezy, CDG, and AM1.

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

Nostalgic. Man, it’s like being a kid again when you finally receive that new toy you were dreaming of.

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

I think Kanye with Nike again. That would be dope!

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

Rhude/Rhuigi. He be raising that flag.

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

Nike and Travis collab!

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

Tote bags.

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @breakfastboyyy

An ailurophile who loves bake cookies and listen to indie music!