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Taiwanese Sneakerhead: Louis Lou


Hapsari Listya
July 17, 2022

Louis Lu @colorholic_man couldn't forget the moment he saw Air Jordan 7 which sparked his love for sneakers. He started his sneaker collection with Jcrew x New Balance 1998 that he got in 2012.

All images via @colorholic_man

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

I was drawn to sneaker by Jordan 7 when I was in junior high school. Then, in 2012, J.Crew x New Balance Made in the USA 998 was my very first USA New Balance which started my sneaker collection

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

I believe it was the date of very first Nike Air Max release.

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

Exciting, very careful, and eager to share the moment with my friends.

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

Sacai! I love how the restructure apparels and sneakers. I also admire Murakami Takashi, his art influenced by Japanese pop and animation culture always delight and encourage me. Lastly but no last, Takahiro Kinoshita, creative director of Uniqlo! I love how his observation and integration of the society, culture, trend, and faction to build up his unique content contribution. I am the royal reader of his magazines.

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

Nike ACG x white mountaineering

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

Nike Dunk Retro, Dunk Panda, Acronym Blazer, Waffle 2 Sacai Undercover, ACG mountain fly, Air Max 95 Carhartt Wip, New Balance 1400 USA, New Balance 990v5 for engineered garments, New Balance 990vs2, New Balance 992 USA, New Balance 327 Levis, New Balance 5740,  New Balance 997 USA, New Balance 1500, New Balance 2002R, Nike Jordan 1 High and Low, Nike Air Jordan 6 Patchwork, Hoka One One tor Ultra, Bondi 7, Salomon XT6.

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

Nike ISPA Drifter Indigo

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

Nike ACG gore-tex "misery ridge" jacket, Nike ACG game vests, Liberaiders utility vest, south 2 west 8, South2 West8.

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @colorholic_man

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