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Iqra - British Digital Creator Interview


Hapsari Listya
November 2, 2022

Married to sneakerhead makes Iqra @styledinsepia, fall in love more with sneakers. Besides she loves Air Jordan 1 because of the beautiful silhouettes, she also loves Yeeyzs because of its comfort!

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

I first got drawn to sneakers through my husband who is also a sneakerhead. I’ve always loved a good pair of sneakers, but after getting my first pair of Jordan 1s and Yeezys I fell in love and just wanted more pairs. It really started from my Jordan 1 Mid Chicagos, you can’t go wrong with Chicagos!

All images via @styledinsepia

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

I think the moment you realize that a good pair of sneakers can uplift any outfit. It can totally change a basic outfit into a fly fit.

I think finally being able to afford and get the sneakers I’ve always wanted as a kid really resonated with me too. I think it’s the reason why a lot of us end up becoming sneakerheads. I used to always want a good pair of Nikes, but it was my first encounter with the Yeezy Adidas trend that really got me.

I remember almost getting a pair of the Yeezy 350 Moonrocks, I got an order confirmation and then the order was canceled, the heartbreak was intense! After that, I really enjoyed the Yeezy trend. My love for sneakers fizzled out for a while until I got married and my husband reminded me of my love for sneakers!

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

Pretty euphoric. The fresh leather, the smell of the shoe, and the clean finish. I always feel like I have the best kicks in the room. Sometimes I get so excited I want to save them for an occasion and then sometimes I’m excited I’ll wear them instantly.

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

I know I’ve started out favoring Nike and Yeezy the most but recently I’ve started to like a few other brands too. New Balance is releasing some fire shoes recently and I don’t mind a good solid pair of Reeboks.

I love Nike and Yeezy for their creativity. I know some people won’t agree that they’re creative because they keep releasing the same shoe in different colorways, but that’s something I’ve always wanted! When I like one style, I’ll buy it in a million colorways, so I feel like it’s always easier to switch up my outfits but keep a similar vibe going.

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

Oh, this is a tough one. Kith X Jordan would be awesome. I love the colors and simplicity from Kith and that mixed with the silhouette of a sneaker-like a Jordan 1 would be clean!

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

Oh man, I love a good pair of Yeezy 500s, they are super comfortable! I’m totally enjoying my Jordan 1 lows, especially the Bronze Eclipse because we’re just coming out of the Autumn/Winter season. I also love my Light Bone Dunks, they are so versatile. My Archeo Pink Dunks are in my rotation for brighter days or when I want my outfit to pop.

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

Jordan 4 University Blue, they are so hard to get a hold of.

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

I love a good hoodie, it’s one of my go-to items in an outfit. I definitely also have to have a nice perfume on, I currently love the Givenchy L’interdit Eu de Parfum.

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @styledinsepia

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