Sneakerness asked some sneakerheads and influencers from all over the world 3 questions.
Here you go with Carl Francis “C-F” Pilapil from Bern, Switzerland!
Why did you start collecting sneakers?
I’m not calling/seeing myself as a collector rather more as a sneaker lover. I would say my affection for sneaker started, when I came across pictures of the Nike SB “Tiffany” back in 05/06. I had no clue where to find it nor what stupid collab it was or what the worth was. I just needed them.
During this “journey” I’ve learnt more about sneakers and other brands, while the amount of my sneakers expanded slowly. I don’t care how limited a sneaker can be, if it doesn’t awake that certain “feeling” in me, I just leave it on the shelf for the next person.
First sneaker you can remember being your favorite?
There are couple of sneakers I can call my favorites, so it really depends on which “phase” or mood I’m currently into. Today it can be some runners and tomorrow some ordinary vans. To cut the chase, my favorites are the one which are leaving the house.
Which sneaker do you think is overhyped?
One word: YEEZY 2!!! But wouldn’t say “No” if someone is giving it to me =D