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Skateboarding Enthusiast Lachlan Ashton

Interviews

Dorothy Field
July 26, 2022

Lachlan Ashton @Lachlanxashton grew up skateboarding, which triggered his passion for sneakers. This started when he started wearing pro models, and his collection began. Some of the pairs you'll see in his collection are the Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle, Jordan x Union 4, and Jordan 1 Mocha.

All images via @Lachlanxashton

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

Growing up Skateboarding was a different doorway to sneakers  than most of my homies who played ball and had exposure to Jordan etc. My connection to sneakers was born when I started wearing pro models, I was looking up to skaters like Jim Greco, Dylan Rieder and Chad Muska who were blurring the lines between skate and fashion.

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

In 2016 the Adidas X consortium tour releases came out (Hypebeast, Solebox, KITH etc) and this was the year I really dived into the culture. Every few weeks there was a Raffle that I scrambled everyone I knew to get tickets for me or a drop for first in first served leading to overnight camps on the streets of Sydney. It was such a great time for the community I made so many friends and all through our love for Sneakers. These very friends are life long now which is amazing.

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

Now that I have kids myself this really does sum it up, but for me getting a new pair of kicks or winning a raffle is the same feeling a kid has on Xmas coming down the stairs to presents under the tree.

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

Chitose Abe - Founder (Sacai)

Jerry Lorenzo - Founder (Fear of God)

George Heaton - Founder (Represent Clo)

Cole & Jonny - Founders (Cole Buxton)

I appreciate those who push boundaries and aren’t pigeon holing themselves into a single division. Brands willing to play in Luxury, Streetwear & Fitness. Generally any brand that is building a uniform for all occasions.

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

I can’t wait to see what Jerry Lorenzo does with Adidas Basketball and with an Archive as big as Adidas he has endless opportunity and inspiration.

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

Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle

Jordan x Union 4

Rick Owens Ramones  

Jordan 1 Mocha

Represent Reptor

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

Jordan Union 1 Black Toe (Would be hard to not take these off if they were in my possession)

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

I have a very particular fit in Tees (Weight, Length, sleeves etc) so  when I find a brand that has a solid block I’ll usually buy every tee they drop. Outside of Tees my Prada cross body bag is a daily essential that partnered with a Tom Wood ring and one of my hats.

I'm a full-time freelance writer with a love for writing self-improvement, relationships, mental health, and lifestyle articles.