Meet Seth, a collector for 10+ years and Philadelphia native - whose love for sneakers started during his early days playing basketball.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN COLLECTING(OR INTERESTED IN) SNEAKERS? (HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE SNEAKER GAME?
Since I was a kid, I've always loved sneakers. But in 2011, around the time I started high school - that's when my love grew a lot more. Initially, Jordans and Nike SBs were the main brands I gravitated to, but now I'm beginning to find silhouettes outside of that bunch, and my collection continues to diversify.
WHAT INITIALLY STARTED YOUR LOVE FOR COLLECTING/SNEAKERS?
I played basketball all my life, so I've always loved sneakers.
I also was a huge fan of wale, and seeing his sneaker collection inspired me to start collecting sneakers.
I PEEPED YOUR INSTAGRAM - YOU SEEM TO HAVE A LOVE FOR NEW BALANCES. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE BRAND THAT APPEALS TO YOU?
Honestly, I love how comfortable New Balance sneakers are.
They always have unique collaborations that stuck out to me. The brand has so many different styles to choose from. Once I got my first pair, I was instantly a fan. Shoutout to my brother Bryan for putting me onto the brand.
WHAT ASPECTS OF A SNEAKER MAKE IT A MUST-COP FOR YOU? WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR?
I pay attention to the color of a sneaker first. But I also try to find a sneaker that can be worn with jeans, sweatpants, or shorts. When I buy New Balances, I tend to buy certain styles such as the 992 and the 990. There's not a color that I won't buy because I can always find something to wear with them.
990 OR 992?
For me, the 992 all day. I feel as though they're more comfortable than a 990. The grey 992 is a classic and my favorite sneaker from the brand.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NEW BALANCE COLLABORATIONS?
- Aime Leon Dore x New Balance 990V2 ' Life In the Balance'
- Salehe Bembury 2002R's 'Peace Be The Journey'
- Kith New Balance 997 'United Arrows and Sons'
WHAT STYLES ARE YOU CURRENTLY FEELING ON OUR SITE AND WHY?
I'm feeling the Angelo Baque Asics. The colorway is dope, and I'm also a fan of his brand Awake. I own a pair of these and feel like they're an underrated sneaker. These are a must-grab, in my opinion.