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Hans Awalluddin - Malaysian Sneakerhead Interview


Hapsari Listya
December 10, 2022

Hans @hansawalluddin is one of the Malaysians who fell in love with Puma x Ader Error RS 100 and has started collecting sneakers ever since. As a sneaker lover, he never stops hunting for comfortable pairs such as Yeezy 350 and Balenciaga 'Speed Trainers!'

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

The first shoe that I fell in love with the next sneakers lover was the Puma x Ader Error RS 100. I love it because of its unique shape and vintage look.

After that, Nike released Nike Sacai LDWaffle with an unique shape and, I fell love with them and want to own them someday!

All images via @hans_awalluddin

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

For me, it's more about the unique and rare shape and comfort!

The shoes that are very comfortable for me are the Yeezy 350 and Balenciaga Speed Trainer. They are very comfortable to walk everywhere!

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

I am always very excited to have a new pair! It always feels fresh as I am a sneaker lover.

I feel happy to wear new kicks for the OOTD photoshoots or any other events coming up. Mostly I buy new kicks to add them to my collections.

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

A few of my favorites designers are Virgil Abloh, Off-White, and Balenciaga.

Their designs are unique, comfortable, and outstanding! For me, each designs must-have details that come out of the box, and for me, it's very rare. Yet, those designers whom I mentioned earlier are very unique!

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

Vetements x Off-White.

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

Nike Sacai LD Waffle, Puma x Ader Error RS 100, Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle, Balenciaga Triples/Track/Speed Trainer, Prada Cloudbust, Versace Chain Reaction, Air Jordan 1 Spiderman, Air Jordan 1 Homage Home, and Nike Dunk Low Pine Green x Off-White.

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

Nike Air Jordan 1 High x Dior.

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

Sunglasses, sling bag, watch.

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @hans_awalluddin and TikTok: @hansawalluddin

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