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Nike Lover Mylan Murphy

Interviews

Tessa Yan
April 6, 2022

Mylan Murphy @motivatedbymylan has been in love with Nike from day 1, which encouraged his avid passion for sneaker collections. In fact, his first pair of sneakers were Jordans, which he completely loved.

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

When I was 6 years old, the Jordan 11 debuted (1995). The moment I saw those as a young kid, I was INSTANTLY drawn to sneakers. The following year (1996), at the age of 7, I received my first pair of Jordans (Obsidian/White/French Blue XII's) and have been hooked ever since!

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

The Nike Auto Adapt series really resonates with me... Although that's more of a "new age" trend, it stems back to the "Back to The Future" movie in 1989 (the year that I was born) where the Nike Mag debuted. I'm all about creativity and innovation in everything I do in life. The auto self-lacing shoes, encompass all of that for me. There's nothing like it!

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

BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD!!! It started as a young kid, getting new shoes every year for school; there was nothing like it. Still to this day, I get the SAME exact feeling!

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

Nike is my favorite brand; everything from the sneakers to the apparel just resonates with me and fits me well because they offer 'tall' and I'm 6'9 lol. However, I love what Puma and New Balance are currently doing. My favorite designers are MCM and Louis Vuitton.

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

A Nike AF1 with the adapt auto technology that self laces or a Jordan/LeBron hybrid

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

Jordan 1's, Nike AutoMax Adapt, and OG LeBrons

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

Nike Air Fear of God 1

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

iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple Watch, Macbook Pro, and MCM Backpack

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @motivatedbymylan

Tessa is a sneaker enthusiast, social media maven, and Marketing Manager at Ox Street. She is also a sushi expert having explored over 130+ sushi restaurants worldwide. You can see her sushi obsession on IG @sushimastertessa