is a through-and-through sneakerhead, no gimmicks. She reps hard for her soles living in South Carolina. She and her friends aren’t just in it to show their style, her crew uses kicks to spread positivity in the community – donating sneakers to kids who cannot afford them and helping young athletes get the proper footwear for the court. Love it.
Get to know her.
Earliest memory of kicks:
When I was 4 my dad bought me some white and pink Reeboks. I was so excited that I wanted to sleep in them. I threw a tantrum so bad my grandma put them on me and told me to take my butt to sleep and I did. I slept with my new sneakers nearby until I was 17. Lol.
Tell me about #sneakertroops:
Sneakertroops is a group of guys and myself. We’re from Upstate South Carolina and we all have an extreme love for kicks. I was recommended by @boyt
and @golchi84. I learned so much from being a part of the Troops and have an ever growing following from people all over, using our hashtag.
How has sneaker culture in your city inspired you:
There are not a lot of female sneakerheads in Spartanburg. I have always been known as “the kid with all the kicks.” I come across them more and more nowadays and had no clue we lived in the same area, so we try to plan going to sneaker events to rep 864 more.
What does #ChicksOnFire mean to you:
It’s self-explanatory: females with heat. Heat is what you make it…have CONFIDENCE in what you have on your feet, that it is heat, no matter what others think.
What draws you to a specific pair of kicks:
The originality. That could be the colors, 3m on the sneaker, whatever. It’s what makes it stand out to me, and tells me that I need that in my collection.
Sneaker that means the most to you:
The Chicago 9. I remember they dropped around All Star Weekend and I wanted them so bad. My step mom tried to get them for me but my dad stopped her. That was the last sneaker she tried to get me before she passed. I have all years except 2001. I even tatted it on my arm.
What’s currently on your feet:
Chicago 9s, go figure?
If that pair were a song:
When I think of that shoe I think about Space Jam, and “I Believe I Can Fly” pops in my head. And I believe just that, I believe I can do anything and the only one that is in my way is myself.