A shoe that has my heart forever - Air Force 1s. I think a moment for me, and many others, was listening to ♪ Nelly - Air Force Ones ♪ growing up. Need I say more?
It's hard to pinpoint over the years, sneakers have just become such cultural signifiers; I think about the musical influence in hip hop, basketball, and skating, ART! Working with Foot Locker on Nike campaigns has really put a special place in my heart for the brand.
The Nike "Dunk's Your Way" campaign was the first time I was recognized by such a huge corporation, and it magnified my love for the shoe so much, and with so many Dunk drops that year, the whole world began again.
At the moment, I've curated a small selection of shoes that I rotate between. I just got a pair of Nike Vomera's in Oatmeal. ASICS UB2-S GEL-1130 has been a well-worn pair (hoping to replace it with some Hysteric Glamour, if my bank account wills it).
I rotate between my ACG Mountain Flys & my Air Nasu's a lot, too. A cherished pair is my Spartan Green Nike Dunk Highs - but I've definitely cut down, just cause I see more value in switching between 4-5 pairs that I really, really love.
So like, is it weird to love the new shoe smell? ESPECIALLY Nikes. They have this distinct smell, iykyk.
Me x Nike (; ONE DAY!
Nah but hear me out, an Andre 3000 Nike collab. Ideally, I'd love to see any of my creative friends with a collab, you know, someone with huge passion!
Delfin & Kohshin Finley are my favourite modern-day artists, with immense artistic talent. The skill level, wow.
Rayah from @bankrollonmywaist & @frosteddtipps, her work makes you feel like you don't have to settle for just one thing - like why did we grow up thinking we are only allowed one career path? Her skill set is profound.
Maddy Cablao from @MADMADEADL & Christina from @by__ct. So incredibly unique and unapologetically themselves!
I've always wanted the Nike Stussy 'Cherry Dunks.' But a real grail of mine is the F/W 1999 Miu Miu Bubble sole sport sneakers!
A lot of my essentials are second-hand. Sometimes the fit is better, or more comfortable. Depends on the mood. I love my cargos, baggy shorts & utility jackets.