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Joms Jimȇnȇz - Filipino Sneakerhead Interview


Hapsari Listya
December 22, 2022

Joms @wearyourdamnkickz started collecting sneakers back in 2016 with Kobe 11 'Achilles Heel" being his first sneakers. He's a big fan of Jordan and Kobe, and his all-time favorite sneaker is Kobe 6 Grinch!

Could you share a bit about your secret origin story? (Tell us a bit about yourself, how did you start loving sneakers, what you do/hobbies etc.)

I'm a big basketball fan and when you speak of basketball, sneakers will always be a part of it. Growing up, seeing the likes of Jordan, Kobe, Penny etc. wearing their signature sneakers makes me wish that I hope one day I get to wear them too.

Fast forward to 2016, I bought my first Kobe 11 'Achilles Heel', and from that day on, my collection grew. Proud to accomplish something that I only dreamt of when I was a kid.

I am currently working as an Electro-Technical Officer onboard a tanker vessel. My job mainly focuses on making sure all electrical/electronic equipment works properly. My contract usually takes four until six months, and I usually do my collecting during vacation.

All images via @wearyourdamnkickz

What's your current favorite pair of sneakers?

As a sneakers collector, all I can say is I love all my shoes. But to answer your question, I will choose two: Jordan 1 Union Blacktoe and Kobe 6 Grinch (still DS).

What drew you to this particular pair of sneakers?

Jordan 1 Union Blacktoe because of its uniqueness, quality, quantity (limited release), and Jordan 1 is my all-time favorite sneakers. Kobe 6 Grinch is my grail. It's a must-have sneaker if you are a big Kobe fan like me!

What’s your personal sneaker-collecting philosophy?

I don't have a philosophy when it comes to collecting sneakers. If it catches my eye, I’ll buy it.

In terms of brand, I’m a Nike guy so most of my pairs are made by Nike. For signature shoes, I only buy Jordans and Kobes.

Your dream hype sneaker you wish to acquire but don't have so far.

My dream hype sneaker that I wish to cop if I could is Jordan 1 Union Storm Blue (to complete the pack), Jordan 3 AMM, and I would like to complete my numbered Kobe collection if I could.

What's your day-to-day style like?

My day-to-day style is more about comfort. I usually start with what sneakers I would wear and then will try to match my outfit with the sneaker I’m gonna wear. I'm also collecting socks to match my shoes.

Where can people find you on social media?

You can follow and check my sneaker contents on my IG account - @wearyourdamnkickz

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