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Lingzy - Malaysian Dancer Interview


Hapsari Listya
February 15, 2023

Lingzi @lingzyyeeling developed a love for sneakers at a young age, inspired by the cool footwear worn by many '90s and '00s artists. Her preferred brands are Carhartt and Stussy.

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

Honestly, I can’t tell when I started loving sneakers. I always like how the '90s or 2000s artists or dancers dress up for TV shows or magazines. I love to observe what shoes they’re wearing and try to seek them from the stores, so I can dress up as cool as them.

I believe it was the white Nike Jordan 1 or Nike Air Force 1 which triggered my sneaker passion because after I watched a movie called "You Got Served," I’ve been looking around to own these pairs. I still remember how happy I was when I finally found one after two or three years!

All images via @lingzyyeeling

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

The collaboration with artists.

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

Black & White Paisley Nike Dunk Low 1 and White Nike Air Force 1.

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

I’m excited and can’t wait to try it with my dance moves or outfits of the day!

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

I wish there were a sneaker collaboration with Tupac Shakur.

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

My favorite brands are Carhartt and Stussy because I love streetwear culture and am heavily inspired by hip-hop scenes.

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

Nike Jordan 5 'Oreo Moonlight.'

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

My AirPods and Dior cushion foundation.

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @lingzyyeeling

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