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Krisha - Filipina Sneakerhead Interview


Hapsari Listya
March 4, 2023

Krisha @kingkrisha has been a sneakerhead for over a decade, drawn to the fashion associated with hip-hop. Getting a new pair of kicks always brings her joy, and she enjoys pairing them with her outfits!

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

I became a sneakerhead because of my love for hip-hop and its associated fashion. The personal style of musicians and dancers has always fascinated me. It all started back in 2011 when I bought my first sneaker, a Nike Dunk High Nylon Premium Pink, from the mall.

All images via @kingkrisha

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

The current association between sportswear, hip-hop, and sneakerheads is observed today.

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

Nike Air Force, Jordan, Dunks, Cortez and Bapestas.

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

Getting a new pair of sneakers always excites me to style them. I can't wait to imagine all the outfits I can wear with them!

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

I’d like to see Golf Wang x Nike!

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

I really appreciate Nigo and Virgil Abloh's impact on the intersection of streetwear and luxury fashion. Their unique expressions of style within their respective brands inspire me.

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

A pair of Rick Owens stocking sneakers.

What are some of your daily essentials or treasured items besides kicks?

Fitted caps, shades, and cargo pants.

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @kingkrisha

YouTube: @kingkrisha

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