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Emel Muharrem - Australian Sneakerhead Interview


Hapsari Listya
January 26, 2023

Emel @emelseck fell in love with sneakers in 2016, with Sean Wotherspoons pairs being her forever favorite sneakers. She's living her sneaker-collecting philosophy of "quality over quantity"; hence she's always wearing her kicks instead of only keeping them in a clear box!

Could you share a bit about your secret origin story? (Tell us a bit about yourself, how did you start loving sneakers, what you do/hobbies etc.)

My love for sneakers has been a strong but slow burn, it started in 2016 with a pair of red Air max theas that captured my heart and I progressively just became more interested In what was out there! My passion took a giant leap around the first YEEZY drop, my friend was going insane for them and I didn’t get the hype, but once I kinda dived deeper then there was no turning back!

Busy is an understatement of my life these days – I work four days a week at PUSHAS where I legit check all the incoming sneakers, and the other days of the week I do freelance art, run a homeware website, and help my partner create content for his socials, mainly on YouTube. But I love staying busy, especially when it's something that involves being creative!

All images via @emelseck

What's your current favorite pair of sneakers?

My forever favorite sneakers are my Sean Wotherspoons – but my current favorites are the Air Jordan 1 Zoom ‘Olive Aura’

What drew you to this particular pair of sneakers?

I just love the way this shoe was put together; one of my favorite silhouettes - the palette has all my favorite colors and the choice of different textures is the kind of combination that gets me excited to cop and rock!

What’s your personal sneaker collecting philosophy?

Quality over quantity! There are so many drops it can be hard to keep up and truthfully a lot of releases aren’t that interesting, so I try to hold out my purchases for things I really fall in love with.

Also I ALWAYS wear my kicks, no point having them look pretty in a clear box – enjoy them!

Your dream hype sneaker you wish to acquire but don't have so far.

The Off-White Jordan 4’s and the Travis Scott dunks – can never go wrong with a good nude/beige!

What's your day-to-day style like?

Definitely live by the 3 C’s – casual, comfortable & coordinated!

Where can people find you on social media?

You can find me on: @emelseck.

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