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Malaysian Sneakerhead and Adidas Lover: Solah Idris

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August 19, 2022

Solah Idris @solahidris_ is a Malaysian sneakerhead whose sneaker passion grew after he saw Converse Chuck 70. Unlike another sneakerhead, he prioritizes comfort over hype when cop a pair!

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

The first moment was definitely after seeing a pair of Converse Chuck 70 when I was a kid. Simple but clean. And the pair that got me into the sneaker world of no return was the Adidas Ultraboost era thanks to my friend that pushed me to try and buy one at a outlet in 2015.

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

I prefer comfort more than looks most of the time. So what resonates with me the most is when the sneakers are comfy and that's gotta be the Adidas Yeezy 350 v2. Everyone was queuing up to a day and sleeping at malls to get a pair for retail including me.

All images via @solahidris_

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

Definitely feels fresh. There's a very exciting feeling every time you unds a new pair of kicks and it never gets old. And every shoe has it own vibes and if it resonates, I'll keep em in the rotation. If not, I'll just sell em off and wait for another good pair to come by.

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

BAPE. Undefeated. Human Made. Yohji Yamamoto Y-3. I don't know why but I really like the designs from these designers from Japan. BAPE for its crazy collabs almost every week, Undefeated for its OP name of the brand, Human Made for its crazy but chill designs and material quality, and last but not least Y3 for its black esthetic and interesting take.

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

BAPE x Nike Air Jordan 1 High in the Green ABC Camo colorway.

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

Yeezy 350 v2 Bred, AJ1 High Shadow, AJ1 Union Black Toe, Vans x Bape Old Skool, Nike AJ1 Low Travis Mocha, Adidas UB21 Grey.

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

Nike Air Jordan 1 Low x Dior.

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

Plain black tees and black pants. For the past few years, I've been wearing quite a lot of blank tees to experience what are the differences. It is definitely a fun experience.

Where people can find you on social media?

Instagram: @solahidris_

Tiktok: @solahidris

YouTube: Solah Idris

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