Sneakerplaats interview with @airmax_uk87

1. Who (are you?), What (do you for a living?), Where (do you live?) What’s up !! My Names JT…

1. Who (are you?), What (do you for a living?), Where (do you live?)

What’s up !! My Names JT and I’m from glorious Coventry in sunny England !!

2. When did your love for sneakers start and why do you love sneakers so much?

My love for sneakers started early…  Growing up I always had decent trainers but in a generic sense, nothing memorable sometimes even shit from local cheaper stores.

I remember being real young like around 10 years old and walking into a footlocker for the first time and being absolutely blown away.

From there on out going for new trainers or even looking for a new pair of trainers was an EVENT !!!

3. Do you remember your first pair of sneakers? Which pair was it?

I remember first stand out pair being Air Max BWs. I’m 100% sure and I’m convinced they were ‘Persian Violets’ although memory hazy as it was over 25 years ago!

Man I rocked those things to the wheels fell off I remember the air units burst and they squeaked and stunk of damp so badly hahaha.

Just had a random memory of having some Ninja Turtle Chucks and slamming a garden spade through my foot digging up the garden and seeing the blood seep from the inside out lmao bad times.

4. What’s your favorite brand and model?

Favourite Model is easily; The Nike Air Max 90 and its so far ahead of everything else for me personally, makes up 80% of my collection and it defines growing up in my city.

It was and pretty much still is a Staple in all our wardrobes.

5. How many sneakers do you have in your collection?

My collection is ridiculous from the outside looking in but a low amount to some of the vets I’ve been following !!

Sitting at around 70ish I guess.. and a few have both come and gone since I last counted which was a while ago.

6. What’s your favorite pair from your collection?

The term grail gets thrown around a little too often these days but for me I can say with utmost certainty that I own a definite grail in the Atmos ‘Duck Camo’ Air Max 90 released in 2013 !!! When it’s time for me to go Bury me in them lol

7. Which pair(s) are still on your wish list?

As for a wishlist there’s many, many pairs on the list… but if I’m talking a pair into existence its the Atmos ‘Tiger Camo’ Air Max 1 absolutely incredible colourway !!

8. Do you have a favorite sneakerstore or -shop?

I don’t have a particular favourite store or place to pick up my Kicks, but gonna put on for my city and shout out Kong doing it for Coventry.

9. Which brand and / or model would you never wear in your life? And why is that?

I’d rock any and every brand if the shoe and aesthetic was done correctly and that’s coming from a staunch Nike Enthusiast.

But and it’s a big but I cannot wrap my head around the yeezy brand and it has nothing to do with Kanye, I rate Kanye as a musician/artist but yeezy seems to make progressively worse footwear designs and people lap it up.

Just shows literally anything will sell with the right named attached, I guess !!

10. Which sneaker in your collection was the hardest to find/get?

Few pairs in my collection were a little hard to obtain but some memories made along the way ha.

I jumped on a plane to Amsterdam to pick up a pair of DS Atmos ‘Black Tiger Camo’ Air Max 90’s and made a mess out of the weekend while I was there lmao Good Times.

11. What advice would you like to give to new sneakerheads?

If your looking for advice I aint the one you wanna be asking for real looool

No but seriously do your own thing, Always. And I couldn’t stress enough You can not buy every pair neither do you need every pair releasing.

12. What has been your biggest steal ever?

Biggest steal has got to be a pair of DS Air Force 1s for £25 all in with that colourway dubbed ‘yeezy’ from his days at Nike !!

That was going back a while wouldn’t catch a steal like that now days. Steals are few and far between now days unfortunately.

13. How much time a day / a week do you spend on “sneakers”?

Time spent following, looking at and sourcing and finding is surprisingly nothing what you’d expect or imagine Judging by my social media account.

I own my sneakers I don’t let them own me. That’s some good advice right there !!

14. How do your loved ones feel about your sneaker lifestyle?

Am I one of the fortunate few or is it a curse.. both me and my wife are into kicks and as well all know it can get a little expensive.

Not only that but 1 of my 3 children is a massive fan of Jordan 4s and Air Max models 1,90,95.

It doesn’t end there lol 1 of my 2 dogs is partial to footwear as they decided to partial eat one of my ‘Laser Blue’ Air Max 90s !!

15. Where can people follow you on your socials?

You can check me out on IG @airmax_uk87 No nonsense, No gimmicks just Nike Airs. All likes, follows, shares greatly appreciated. Thank you, JT.