During the 90s, everyone liked the NBA, so sneakers were the mainstream. In 1996, I got my first Air Force 1 Low during secondary school. It is red shoes with a transparent jelly texture. From that day on, I started noticing sneakers and had a fantasy about them.
The first pair I really fall for is the 2001 Nike Dunk Pro B x Alphanumeric from the Nike Dunk SB series. The padded tongue is getting thicker but slightly short. The shoes are deep and dark gray with yellow circular shoelaces, and the toe cap is also durable.
There are two ways to buy the sneaker you want. The first is to go to Fa Yuen Street and buy at a high market price. Another one is to shop on eBay or other bidding sites.
I love sneakers so much, I shop and resell them to others. As it is slightly higher than the market price, buyers or sellers who are also sneakerheads always talk a lot as we trade.
The most exciting time was 2004. I bought 100 pairs of Crossover DUNK LOW SB, including Danny Supa, Futura, and Takashi Hosokawa. As a student, things are not well planned. So my girlfriend and I met all the buyers at Mong Kok Station at the same time. My girlfriend collects the money; I pack shoes into boxes and plastic bags, and the whole thing takes a day. We cannot even catch a breath and are sometimes chased away by the station staff. And I didn't only do this once; I also did this for some others like URL and ANGUS. It is pretty crazy, but happy memories!
I love the smell of glue when I open the box. It gives me energy and chills all over. I also love putting on new shoes, looking down at them, and enjoying the symmetry; such a good feeling.
I used to love A Bathing Ape in my younger age. NIGO, the brand's founder, is deeply influenced by the Movie "Planet of The Apes." The brand uses boring camo with an ape as its logo, which works out amazingly, along with the iconic line from the movie "Ape shall never kill ape" as the slogan. The Campbell soup tee of the brand is also great.
I also love Supreme. I am not very into box tees, but I enjoy its cutting and textile. Because of the brand culture, the shirt is long and durable, especially the crewneck and hoodie. I also love the Supreme 5 Panel Hat; it has its influence on pop culture.
Supreme recently collaborated with Burberry and launched a box tee as well as a hoodie. So the collaboration I want to see is Burberry x Nike Air Force 1. Many people are looking forward to it, and there are many custom-made Burberry x Nike Air Force 1.
But I hope it is mass produced and not limited to 250 pairs like Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1. It cost one million per pair, so outrageous.
Air Jordan 1 Low "Travis Scott x Fragment" with a special dark blue and reversed "tick" is fascinating. But the bid price is so high; as I am a father, life is tough.
Aside from sneakers, I am casual with my clothes. I match my mood of the day, and comfort is the most important. For must-have OOTD items, I will say it's the hats.
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