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I am a sneakerhead

I am a sneakerhead episode 48 - @Johannk_a

Hey! My name is Johanna, I’m 23 years old and I come from a small Czech town called Prostejov and I spent my last three years in Czech Republic capital - Prague

I liked sneakers very much since the day I could afford my frist own pair. I still remember how I bought a pair in Amsterdam when I was 15 years old and it was Puma First Round ‘Teddy Bear’ and all of my classmates were terrified what the hell did I bought. This might have been the moment it all started for me even tho I didn’t realized it at that place.

The moment I started spending more time discovering sneakers everything connected to them started roughly year and a half ago when I met my boyfriend @Kovkou who is a passionate sneaker enthusiast. At this moment it’s our common interest and we always enjoy when some new heat is released and we can share the joy of it. Also I’m working in one of the best Prague based sneaker stores called Footshop where I work as a customer support for French speaking countries. You can imagine how it is to be surrounded by new sneakers every day :) It’s a dreamjob!

I definitely enjoy the story of the sneakers, then it’s the build quality and the construction. Every pair is different and it’s connected to another story and that’s what fascinates me the most. It’s great to know that what you wear on your feet is not only a mass produced shoe, but shoe with a history that has been designed with an idea and that’s what I enjoy! Sometime I also take pics or write about sneakers and publish it on my instragram and blog kovkou.com which will be renamed to 1000sneakers.com very soon :)

My most favorite pair is Overkill x Asics Gel Sight ‘Desert Rose’ which was love at first sight. We camped for it in Berlin’s Overkill with Kovkou and it was a blast! The feeling when you are waiting in line and hoping the luck will be on your side that day is just awesome. It’s even better when you have the opportunity to get the shoes but that will not work out every time so maybe you will enjoy that feeling at the end .. if you’re lucky like us :)

Btw. on the picture are some of my favorite pairs starting in hand with Overkill x Asics Gel-Sight ‘Desert Rose’ and on the ground from left to right Puma by Rihanna Suede Creeper ‘Satin Black,’ adidas Yeezy Boost 350 ‘Oxford Tan,’ Sneakersnstuff x Le Coq Sportif Flash ‘Dunderklumpen’ and unreleased sample of Saucony Shadow Original ‘Canolli.’

Oliver Berg