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Mickey Javier - American Sneakerhead Interview


Camille Lumogdang
November 28, 2022

Mickey @mikimotomami used to watch the NBA during high school, and it has made him started collecting Air Jordan ever since. As a motorcycle enthusiast, he hopes to see any collaboration between motorbike and sneaker brands someday!

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

When I hooped all the time in high school and watched the NBA, I got exposed to sneakers. Jordan 1 Bred is the pair that started my sneaker collections.

All images via @mikimotomami

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

It was in 2017, during the birth of Off-White: The Ten. I began my career in 2015, purchased my first Js in 2016, then started snowballing in 2017.

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

Ecstatic. I’ve been picky about my pick-ups since last year. So it’s always special when I actually get something.

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

Basketball and Michael Jordan are what got me into sneakers. The same reason why I like Nike. From there, Nike’s culture made me passionate about the brand.

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

I love motorbikes. So, any motorbike-related collaboration with a sneaker company will be interesting for me.

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

Lately, I’ve been rocking the Lost n’ Founds, Union 2s, Dunk Low SB Parra, Air Max 90s, Bred 4s, and the red Air Ship.

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

Wow, there’s a lot. The first one in mind, though, is the Undefeated 4s. That will be my first on the list if I win the lottery, LOL.

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

I love my Tesla Model 3. Driving it every day is something I really enjoy.

Where can people find you on social media?  

Instagram: @mikimotomami

An engineer who loves writing in her spare time.