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Filipino Sneakerhead and Lawyer: Jech Tiu


Hapsari Listya
October 14, 2022

The hiphop and MTV's era inspired Jech, @jechtiu started his sneaker collecting journey ever since. He loves what Joe Freshgoods, Salehe Bemburry, and Bape do and always finds their designs polarizing!

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

It was the moment where I used to listening to hip hop music and watching artists on MTV (Eminem, Nelly, Ja Rule, etc.)

All images via @jechtiu

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

The rise of Nike SBs in the early 2000's.

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

Like I won a case or closed a deal.

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

Joe Freshgoods, Salehe Bemburry, Bape. Their designs and pieces are polarizing.

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

Merrel and Bape.

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

New Balance 9060, New Balance 99x line, Adidas Samba, and Yeezy Foam Runner.

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

Pigeon and/or Stüssy SB dunks.

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

My wedding ring and watches.

What type of sneaker do you think Fergie, your cat, would wear?

I think Fergie would wear some Jjjjound 992s!

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: jechtiu

Tiktok: jechtiu

YouTube: I share a channel with my wife, Bea Benedicto.

My wife is cooler than me, so go follow her on bea_benedicto. And also Fergie!

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