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Taiwanese Sneakerhead and University Student: Yunyi

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Hapsari Listya
September 1, 2022

Yunyi @wvy.607 is a Taiwanese sneakerhead who's currently studying abroad in Australia and has been loving sneakers since he was only 16 years old. His first pair is New Balance 997H and he loves New Balance ever since because its design perfectly matches every outfit!

All images via @wyy_607

Could you share a bit about your secret origin story? (Tell us a bit about yourself, how did you start loving sneakers, what you do/hobbies, etc.) 

Even though currently I'm studying abroad in Australia as a university student, my first encounter with sneakers was years ago; exactly when I was still a 16 years old  in Taiwan. Back then, I couldn't afford any pair of them. What I could do at that time was try my best to afford the style - outdoors. By the way, Outdoors is the first style that I'm in love with.

As I grew older, I bought a New Balance 997H as my first sneakers. Soon after, I purchased a 990V5 at a discount sale in Australia, which is also my first pair that was made in The US. Those two beautiful experiences made me fall in love with New Balance so much!

I know you have great passion on fashion and street wear. Could you tell us more about it? 

I don't have a major style to stick with since I find it interesting and challenging to switch between different styles of outfits. Sometimes I just wear simple t-shirts and match it with accessories, or sometimes I put on multiple layers of it. On other days, I focus on specific styles, like Japanese City Boys. I always enjoy stacking different colors on my body, and finally match a pair of unique style sneakers.

If I wear wide pants today then definitely I will match it with Vans Vault. If I choose Japanese style instead, I will probably pick New Balance or Dr.Marten. The last thing to share is that recently I prefer Urban Outdoor/Tech Wear, because most of these clothes have many pockets and waterproof materials, which allows me not only to go out without a hug bag, but also to relax and enjoy walking without paying too much attention to the weather. These functional and good-looking clothing makes me want to recommend to everyone to try.

What's your current favourite pair of sneakers?

 New Balance 57/40!

 What drew you to this particular pair of sneakers?

 It feels so light and perfectly matches any outift styles!

 

What's your personal sneaker collecting philosophy?

When it comes to sneakers, there are two things that will always be my first consideration - height increased and comfort!

Your dream hype sneaker you wish to acquire but don't have so far.

 New Balance 550.

What's your day-to-day style like?

 It would be either outdoors or city boys. 

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @wyy_607

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