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I am a sneakerhead

I am a sneakerhead episode 61 - @Ash.148

Hey guys.

I currently live in Perth, Western Australia and have for the past 25 years. I was born in Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia

Some of my closest friends have been into sneakers and sneaker culture for many years and they really got me into it when I got my first pair of leather air force ones when I was 15 which I still have. I did have a bit of gap though until I got my first pair of air max ones from my friends for my birthday and that sort of sparked my interest again. I really got hooked during my holiday to Japan in 2015 which exposed me to a completely new world of sneakers and fashion in general. The Japanese just love wearing whatever they want no matter what others think and that to me is awesome. It's hard to ignore a culture such as Japans which is so rich in fashion and sneakers.  

I got my first pair air max ones 2 years ago from my friends as a birthday gift and that was what started me back into the sneaker scene.

I enjoy so many aspects of the sneaker culture it's hard to know where to start. I love meeting new people and just talking about sneakers with anyone with a passion for it. I can chat about anything and everything to do with sneakers. I also love the creativity that goes into the design of sneakers. Everything from the colour blocking, the technology and materials used, the inspiration behind the pair and even the silhouette chosen are all so important and the possibilities are endless!

My favourite pairs that I own are my Y3 Qasa Highs in the "triple black" colour way and my Atmos Air Max 1 "elephant". Both pairs with obvious ties to Japan but to be honest I enjoy all my pairs and each has its own unique element that I like. 

Oliver Berg