Polaroid Sneakersniper Kicks Collectors #2


I met Silvia at Stussy in Milan, a shop where I go often. We shared the same passion for street-culture and the same academic background, so our friendship was born quite naturally.

Name: Silvia Vinci

Age: 24

Profession: Fashion stylist  & Store Manager @ Stussy Milano

IG: @slvnc

City: Milan

#1 What’s the origin of your passion for sneakers and when was it born ?

I don’t know exactly when it became a real passion, I just realised it when it already was. Streetwear has always characterised my style, the sneaker culture has been the next step.

#2 What’s your favorite sneaker brand?

Nike for sure! Although I must admit lately I prefer Vans. Despite its simple and clean concept, after many years it still manages to be never obvious or banal.

#3 What’s your dream sneaker? Image you can create the perfect collaboration.

It would be cool to see again a collaboration between Nike and Stussy. They could create the Air Max 1 – I imagine it super colourful, with the Stussy tag sewed on the point.

#4 What’s your favorite emergent sneaker brand?

I don’t have one yet. There are a lot of new brands going in the right direction, but none of them has yet managed to prevail on my favourite brands, also because I’m a fan of iconic models.

Sneakers – Descriptions by Madeleine Holth:

#1 Air Jordan 1 Fragments. Released for the first time in 1985, it is considered the holy grail of sneakers. The royal blue, white and black fragment colourway was created by Hiroshi Fujiwara and presents the fragment logo on the heel cap.

2-kicks-collectors-2-fragment-design-x-air-jordan-1.jpg#2 Patta x Vans. This model is the result of Dutch streetwear brand Patta and Vans collaboration. The iconic Vans ”Old Skool” got an contemporary upgrade with the Patta logo printed on suede and canvas upper. The sneaker was strictly made for the Japanese market and was sold at Beams stores exclusively.
3-kicks-collectors-2-patta-x-vans.jpeg#3 Nike x Atmos Air Max 1 in Army Camo. The AM1 was originally released in 1987, then had several collaborative comebacks like this one in 2013. The shoe presents snakeskin details on the toe-box, upper quarter and tongue, and completed with camo print accents. The shoe was a part of the Nike x Atmos 2013 Animal Camo Pack.
4-kicks-collectors-2-atmos-x-nike-air-max-1.jpeg#4 Nike Silver. 1997 was great year, the Air Max 97 was the first AM model that offered a full-length air max cushioning. The shoe is easily identified for its iconic 3M reflective accents and was originally rumoured to be called Air Total Max 3. The shoe pictured here is the most sought after, in the OG colourway. 
Text by Madeleine Holth for NSS Magazine.

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