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I am a sneakerhead

I am a sneakerhead episode 142 - @Maddinsw

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Hello, my name is Martin and I am 29 years old. I live in Germany, in the beautiful region of Franconia to be exact.

I was always fascinated by shoes. They can really show the people's personality and character. When I met someone, I always first looked at the shoes, then at the person.

I spent half of my youth in Italy, when the Air Max 97 was popular. When I first saw it, I was speechless. With the age of 14 I bought my own pair "Silver Bullet". When I wore this shoe in my hometown, I really could feel freedom!

Long story short, this is how I got into sneakers and the sneaker scene. When you hear the story behind a shoe, you realize, this is not just a shoe, this is art! Not a lot people can understand my passion. But my whole life is about shoes.

When Ronnie Fieg began his collabs with Asics, I was stunned. Every single shoe was a masterpiece! Every sneaker from 2007 to 2013 is just great! I can't even find words for them.

This is the reason, why I love old Asics. "Navy Aqua", "Culture Shoq 2", "Salomon Toe" and the "Super Green OG". Those are the shoes that make my heart beat.

Oliver Berg