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Tinesh Brendan - Singaporean Sneakerhead Interview


Hapsari Listya
February 10, 2023

Tinesh @tineshbrendan bought his first Air Force 1s in 2018 and has since started his sneaker collection. As a Nike avid fan, he wants to get Nike Air Force 1s x Louis Vuitton in hand soon!

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

The moment was when I bought my first AF1s back in 2018. I'm a function/comfort over style kind of person.

I’ve traveled everywhere and danced all night in them, and it has never failed me once. So, I got into the hunting of looking for more shoes that make me feel the same way.

All images via @tineshbrendan

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

Skate shoes are going into the mainstream. Many people think basketball shoes are the comfiest, and now running shoes are in trend, yet skate shoes don’t get enough credit.

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

Nike AF1, Nike ACW Vomero 5, Nike Janoski, Nike Blazers.

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

Honestly, it feels alright. It’s because I always trash my shoes and get the same one after. Hopefully, in the future there will be more shoes that catch my eye and feet LOL.

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

Nike x Juice Wrld. He was such a talented and creative artist. His music still dominates all my playlists. It definitely would have been a fantastic collaboration. RIP Juice :(

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

Tyler the Creator. This guy helped me evolve from a hyper-masculine jock to someone more open to expressing myself, even in more feminine ways.

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

Nike AF1 x LV.

What are some of your daily essentials or treasured items besides kicks?

Dasani water bottle, my phone, wallet, and car keys.

Where can people find you on social media?

Instagram: @tineshbrendan

An ailurophile who loves bake cookies and listen to indie music!