Can you please introduce yourself and let us know a bit of you and your background?
Afeezus: Imma keep it simple man Name is Afeez Akande, but most people know me as Afeezus. Originally from Nigeria but currently reside in Miami
What’s your story, how did you get into the sneaker game, which was the first pair that you bought back then ?
Afeezus: Back during my eighth grade, I was actually into photography more I used to click pictures of kicks and that’s when I started to love the kicks man I can’t really tell how I got in the game I just came in and never stopped since then. MY FIRST PAIR OF SNEAKERS WERE THE BLACK AND RED JORDAN 12S – “BRED 12S.” I LOVE THAT SHOE. THAT’S THE SHOE THAT GOT ME INTO THE SNEAKER GAME.
Sneaker culture really feels its on the rise at the moment. Do you think the internet and social media are the only reasons for that?
Afeezus: , it definitely has contributed to more exposure, which is good, from a business stand point but, for us consumers, it has develop a more competitive market to obtain certain types of sneakers.
Do you believe that the sneaker scene and Instagram work side by side?
Afeezus: Definitely! Away from the tradition marketing, we, the sneaker community, will provide feedback and model our favorite sneaker(s). These type of information provides important information for the consumer and to the sneaker companies.
Why are you passionate about sneakers?
Afeezus: Where do I start? LOL! The various styles, the unique combination of materials, colors….the shape of the sneaker! It doesn’t matter which sneaker company either, if the sneaker is “FIRE”, then, it is pretty much a done deal.
What are your go-to stores or websites to shop for kicks?
Afeezus: Nothing special. I use The StockX App, The Nike Snkr App, Footlocker, Footaction, Champs, Eastbay, Shoepalace and local specialty sneaker shops.
How many shoes do you have in total?
Afeezus: it or not, I don’t have as much. At least, compared to some of my sneakerhead friends. I have about 70 pairs. All from Jordan, Nike, Adidas, Fila, Yeezy, Clarks, Reebook, Converse.
Why do you buy sneakers? For being active? As a fashion statement? As an investment? Or to resell?
Afeezus: Really…I buy sneakers, just because I LOVE SNEAKERS! As much times, I’ve tried to go away from the sneaker game, I always seem to get drawn back. It really brings me happiness. Though, I do take advantage about the investment and resell portion, when the opportunity arises.
How do you feel about the issue of Fakes?
How do I personal feel about Fakes? Well, I’ll say this, if someone chooses to buy a known fake sneaker, its all up them. Just try not to pass them as the authentic pair or worst, try to sell them as the authentic pair.
If you had the money, what is the most you would be willing to spend on a pair of sneakers and why?
If I have the money, again, I would probably have my limit to one thousand. The reason I capped at one thousand is because, anything over the amount, my wife would kill me. LOL!
It was great to have you on deck afeezus we wish you luck for the future
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