Sneakerness asked some sneakerheads and influencers from all over the world 3 questions.
Here you go with Kev and Chris from Chinoy
Why did you start collecting sneakers?
Chris: It started unconsciously. When I think back, it started with the Reebok Kamikaze III Mid, The “Collab” with Swizz Beatz. That was my first sneaker I cared about and I kept it clean. From this point it starts. Its like a drug. Every new pair makes you happy again and again. I love to collect sneakers but its a expensive way to spend your money, unfortunately.
Kev: One day I found an Adidas Quorum in the attic of my parents. There it began, I wanted to know more about the sneaker. I discovered that the sneaker was 20 years old, at this point I started to collect sneakers.
First sneaker you can remember being your favorite?
Chris: Back when I was a child I got only Nike. A Nike AF1 High Black and White. I’d loved them, but I rocked them till death. But since I collect sneakers the favorite changed a few times but I think since a month I got my alltime favorite. I searched them since I started collecting. A multicolor Nike Air Flight Lite 2!
Kev: My first favorite sneaker was the Adidas Quorum, it was very untypical for me because I have never worn running shoes before. It was fascinating to own such an old sneaker.
Which sneaker do you think is overhyped?
Chris: The AM1. I got a few as well but I think since the whole stuff in “fashion” began with AM1 and AM90 the people went crazy on any limited one who ever released. Some of them are nice, no question but its still overhyped. Overhyped doesn’t mean its bullshit but just not necessary.
Kev: In this case I agree 100% with the answer of Chris.