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NBA and Shoe Enthusiast “Ray Ray”

Interviews

Camille Lumogdang
July 4, 2022

Reem, aka "Ray Ray," @Reemshmrii is a fan of basketball and sneakers. She fell in love with the Air Jordan 1 Low "Rivals," and could not stop collecting more shoes afterward.

All Images via @Reemshmrii

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

As a basketball fan, my first favorite pair was Air Jordan 1 Low "Rivals," which pays tribute to Michael Jordan's opponents throughout his career. This signature shoe emerged with the colors of NBA teams, such as the LA Lakers, NY Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, and Detroit Pistons.

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

Besides NBA field designs and the story behind each sneaker, the street style from luxury brands collaborations has been stepping up. And this has gotten my attention recently.

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

Having a new pair of shoes feels like being a seven-year-old kid in a candy shop.

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

My all-time favorite designer is Virgil Abloh RIP; brands, in general, are  Off-white, Noah, Stussy, Supreme, and Fear of God. These represent how I dress and express my style.

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

I wish to see Kanye West and Air Jordan's collaboration.

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

The current pairs in my rotation are the Air Jordan 1 “Dark Mocha,” Air Jordan 1 Low “Starfish,” New balance 550 White Grey, and Nike Blazer Mid 77 Jumbo. I think there’s more, haha!

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

I am eyeing the Off-White X Air Jordan 1 “Chicago.”

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

Honestly, I cannot think of other stuff except for shoes.

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @Reemshmrii

Tiktok: Reemshmriii

Facebook: Ray Ray


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