Thought I’d keep you all in suspense at what part 2 of this amazing interview would be like.. so, here it is!
Staple everyday pair in your collection and why?
Again, the Chuck Taylor. They are easy to wear, available in a
plethora of colourways and materials, and many of the special make ups
now come with Lunarlon foam sockliner for extra comfort. The Fragment
Design versions get a lot of daily wear.
Is there a particular style that you keep re-buying? eg: Mine is the
AM90 and AM1.
Overall it’s Converse Chuck Taylor, and in recent times it’s the Nike
All Court. I love the simple aesthetic, and so far since its
reintroduction, most of the released versions are nice. The New
Balance 1300JP’s which are available every 5 years are a must. I have
also been buying quite some Nike SB Koston 1′s lately.
Beaters or best for raves?
Black Chuck Taylor, available everywhere in the world.
The aforementioned Nike Airborne, and a make up which didn’t exist so
we created it ourselves: The Patta x Nike Air Max 1 in black ballistic
nylon. We had the honour to make those for our 5th year anniversary.
Also, a cool detail not a lot of people might know about is that the
sockliner graphic is taken from the previous Dutch currency called the
guilder, which we all miss. I redid the 5 guilder coin-graphic to
represent our 5 year existence.
Furthest you’ve ever gone to get a pair?
I am the lazy and spoiled type. I rather pay more than travel and lay
in front of a store for a pair of shoes, so unfortunately I don’t
really have any cool or crazy stories about that.
Nike SB Koston 1 in anthracite. I don’t skate as much as I want to or
used to, but when I do, I’m still as picky as I was 20 years ago, from
the board set-up on down to the shoes. These are easily one of the
best skateboarding shoes ever in all departments: They’re light,
comfortable, durable, slim shaped, great grip, great board feel AND
they look good. Almost sounds like I’m on Nike SB’s payroll, but
they’re really that nice.
Best sneaker experience?
I am probably going to sound old and cliche saying this, but just the
pre-internet days as a whole. Travelling, hunting, seeing and finding
regional stuff by chance. Everything is just a few clicks away now,
which is a gift and a curse. Winning an auction isn’t exciting in my
Worst sneaker experience?
Accidentally stepping in dog poo. Owners please have some class and
act like you been there before, clean that shit up man.
Favourite sneaker stores?
All the independent sneaker stores worldwide still holding it down,
especially those tiny unknown ones hidden in the backstreets of Japan.
They always have my type of gems vacuum sealed and stashed in the
Any new releases you’ve got your eye on?
Yes, but if I tell you now I’ll have to kill you. Or myself.
Have you got any sneaker related stories that have happened when
you’ve been dj’ing at a party?
Not really entertaining stories… People taking pictures of my shoes,
or wanting to buy them off my feet. I don’t know, I never been THAT
excessively enthusiastic about obtaining a pair of sneakers. It’s all
good though. One time a girl with a super nice white North Face parka
and white on white Air Force 1 Hi’s pulled out a big black marker for
me to sign them. I felt honoured and bad!
How do you think the sneaker scene differs between London and Amsterdam?
I’d say size, no pun intended. London is bigger than Amsterdam, so
naturally there is a bigger scene, with more knowledgable people, but
also more bellends. Furthermore, every city has it’s own variety and
favourite models. In Amsterdam it’s mostly Air Max 1′s, 90′s and any
type of Jordan’s, while in London I see a lot more adidas and Air Max
95. I haven’t been to London in a minute though, might be different
Anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you for having me! Stay in tune with all things Patta via
patta.nl, you can also grab my “Classic Rap” mixtape and other goodies
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GWar, Crooked, Spine, WeAreHQ, Footpatrol and a big big shout out to