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I am a sneakerhead

I am a sneakerhead episode 25 - @Anthonysuz

Hi, My name is Anthony, I’m 20 and I live in Paris, France. I’m passionate about sneakers and photography. 

I always be passionate about Basketball, and in particular Michael Jordan. I saw sneakers that he wore, and wanted to wear the same. I’ve got the chance to be raised on the Internet culture so it was easy to find some informations about the history of Jordan Brand. My first pair of jordan was a gift for my 16th anniversary, the Jordan 7 « Cardinals ». I loved them at the first sight, I use to wear them almost everyday. After that, I began to read some articles about sneakers in general on websites like sneakersaddict or complex. My passion grew and Jordan wasn’t the only brand I wanted to know. So I started to buy some sneakers from brands like Adidas, New Balance and Saucony. I often say there is some good things in all the brands, you need to be open-minded on this passion.

I have been passionated about sneakers for about six years now, and this is not the end. I shoot pictures of sneakers every day, I met some good people and my skills on photography became better day after day. (I was the official photographer for a french event call the Bonjour Sneakers, based in Marseille) 

I enjoyed to meet people to do some pictures of sneakers  because I met so many different kind of people with different approach on this culture, and that's fascinating. I can easily speak in hours about this passion. I also love go to a shop, see all the sneakers, speak with the sellers and of course grab some new kicks, even if I prefer buy some vintage stuff that you can’t find on shop.

During those 6 years, I collected some sneakers, it’s hard to choose the best, but this is my top 3 : 

- New Balance MT580 x La MJC x Colette x UNDFTD  because this is the first pair I made a camp-out for, I was so happy to grab one because the colorway represent my hometown, Paris. 

- Nike Air Max 1 x HUF « Hufquake » because this is my first heat, I wanted them so bad and I’d got the chance to find them for a good price after many years of research, but it worth it.

- Nike Air Jordan 1 « Shadow » because I totally love this colorway from the best Jordan ever made. My grail is the Royal Blue, but I can’t find a good price for my size, so I’m waiting. Patience is the key.

Oliver Berg