I graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor in law and another in commerce. Fun fact is that I'm a qualified solicitor, but never worked as one. Since then, I have been self-employed and now have a portfolio of businesses including a content agency, a nightclub, an events company, a wedding venue, and The Sneaker Laundry - Australia's sneaker care shop. My hobbies are fishing, jet-skiing, snowboarding, golfing, and if I can travel while doing any of my hobbies, even better!
I started loving sneakers when I was 16. I used to get my mum to take me to Nike outlets weekly and the trick back then was always getting sneakers that stood out in high school without breaking the bank. I used to love Nike SB's back in the day and over time, I progressed into Jordan 1's and have not stopped loving them since.
I truly fell in love with sneakers when I realised how a unique pair of sneakers alone could differentiate you by allowing you to express yourself.
4 years ago, we started The Sneaker Laundry in Melbourne's CBD and to date, we have sold over 60,000 sneaker cleaning products to over 26,000 satisfied customers worldwide. Our CBD store has cleaned over 25,000 pairs of sneakers and also received over 1,500 sneakers to be restored and redistributed to the less fortunate people of Melbourne.
To date, we have been featured in most Australian notable newspapers and collaborated with organisations such as Nike, Puma, Dolce & Gabbana, and the City of Melbourne.
It is a pair of customised Jordan 1's that are completely white indoors and when out in the sun, and will turn into a mismatched pastel yellow and blue. I've attached a video and a photo for you to have an idea! It is a personal custom I did in my spare time.
I have another pair of mismatched customs which are a close second. And this is a pair of blue/pink Jordan 1 customs I did as it reminds me of my very first pair of sneakers I fell in love which was a pair of DC x Groove Armadas.
As I mentioned before, I think sneakers are a unique form of expressing yourself. To me, this pair was about highlighting that nothing is ever as it seems and you'll never know what you don't know. What may seem like a white pair of Jordan's might not be just that.
Collect what you truly love. Don't love it because someone else does. And if you love it, wear it and express yourself!
I don't dream of any hype sneakers weirdly enough.
I live and breathe my brands. I mostly live in a variety of Sneaker Laundry merch such as hoodies and long sleeve tees because we make them with quality blanks and a great comfortable fit. It saves me time worrying about what I have to wear when I wake up and people now expect me to only ever show up in a Sneaker Laundry hoodie haha!
My variable is mostly what sneakers I choose to wear for the day. Which nowadays revolves around how easy it is to maintain. I own no suede shoes for this reason.
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