When I was in college, Vans was a big thing. Students wore all kinds of Vans, from slip-on to eras of authentics, chukkas, etc.
But it was the Vans authentic that I was always eyeing, and I got multiple pairs because of its sleek silhouette.
It would be the Old Skool, and now that it is back - I'm all in for it. You can never go wrong with a classic pair of sneakers; it should always be a part of someone's sneaker rotation.
Like a kid in a candy store, what really matters to me is the hunt for that specific pair you're looking for—the feeling of excitement and anticipation. Whenever I'm hunting for sneakers, I also tend to buy other pieces that will go along with them.
This is a tough question for me as I am currently only looking for random secondhand/vintage clothing items, regardless of the brand. Because as long as it suits my style, I'm up for it.
As of now, I'm big on vintage Russell athletic hoodies and vintage Levi's pieces. Just by touching old garments, you can feel how things are made differently back then.
This is another tough question, with the recent news of Ye being escorted out of Skechers headquarters after showing up uninvited - I'm looking forward to how this will unfold.
Some are Yeezy Foam Runners - the OG and Ochre, 700 Mauves, Adidas Rivalry Low (love this silhouette, underrated, imo), J1 High Union Black Toes, New Balance 530s, and my go-to pair, which is Converse 70s Chuck Taylor High Parchment.
As I have mentioned, you can never go wrong with classic pairs, and I love wearing them with jorts.
Not really a grail, but I would love the have a pair of Reebok Club C 85 Vintage.
Ohhh boy, I have a lot of vintage hoodies that I mostly just use for shoots, and I also started to collect Porter Yoshida & Co mini bags. I'm also into Doc Martens.