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I am a sneakerhead episode 11 - @689r

The pic I have chosen has three pairs in it: the Woei x Asics GL3, the new balance 997GY and the Nike Footscape Woven 'Pink Pack/Lava' colourway. The pic itself is one I was asked to take for a group that I am a member of at Christmas with our top 3 pairs. I am bad with variety and rather than having lots of different pairs I tend to collect a large amount of the one shoe from a specific brand, and these these pairs fit this bill (except the footscapes, only a few of them so far!) The pairs I have picked are the best colourways (that I own) of that model in my opinion.

It was around 2012 that I started to get into 'runners' with my first pair being the Captain Blue GL3 general release from 2013. Since then I have amassed some of my favorite pairs of collaboration gel lyte 3's including the Atmos, Highs and Lows, St. Alfred and, my favourite of them all, the Woei gl3. It has, in my opinion, the perfect colourway, materials and branding to ever feature on the silhouette.

Secondly, when New Balance brought back the 997 retro I was instantly sold on them, and have collected every pair to release between January 2014 and August 2015. The GY was the fist colourway to release and remains in my opinion the best of the retro colourways; it goes with any outfit and is durable pair. I was extremely happy when NB brought out the GY2 and I am excited for the re-release of the GY this year.

Finally the Pink Pack Footscape, these shoes are a bit marmite but I think they are great. They have a sick shape on foot and are super comfy. Plus you can pick up the older, rarer pairs for not very much cash which is a nice break from Asics. The lava colourway is the best colourway ever on this shoe to me.

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