I met our next interviewee through mutual friends a couple of years ago in Croatia at Outlook Festival and we regularly bump into each other at various events and nights out. She always has amazing trainers on, so I thought what better than to ask her more about them and share it with you all!
Alice Moxom aka Moxie
DJ/ Promoter/ Artist
First sneakers you ever bought?
They were a pair of Adidas Gazelle kicks in suede navy blue. I remember having these in Primary school and loved them so much I bought about 3 pairs of them total.
Is there a particular sneaker that sticks out from your youth?
In school It was all about having a pair of Nike TN, Nike Air Max 90 or a pair of Nike Air Max 95′s. I remember when the TN dropped my mum was going to NY for a trip and I begged her to bring me back a pair from Footlocker that hadn’t arrived in London yet. She ended up buying me a pair with a light blue fade and then the swirly plastic bit at the bottom was navy blue. I will never forgot how excited I was when she bought them back, it made my year!
What’s your favourite pair of sneakers of all time and why?
You can’t beat a Nike Air Max 90. They will always remain a classic right from my teens till now. Especially the Infrared kick, nothing can beat that colourway!
Staple everyday pair in your collection and why?
My plum coloured blazers. Standard. They go with everything and they look smart so you can wear them for a meeting or out raving, either way they always work. I also have them in baby blue, black & stone grey. Definitely my favourite trainer for the past few years.
Beaters or best for raves?
Completely depends on where I’m going but some kicks will only be worn for social occasions such as my baby blue Blazers which I only wear in Summer time. I do own a pair of Nike Air max which I’ve had for about 7 years now and they are my raving trainers. They still look brand new as the main body of them is a plastic material so I can just wipe them down when I get back from a rave. Plus they look dope as they are black, pink and blue colour way.
I fully regret not buying the dark grey Blazers that dropped last year. Sadly I wasn’t quick enough and they all sold out :(
Nike Free Run. These are my new fave kicks! They are so unbelievably comfortable and they’re the first running shoes I’ve ever owned. Definitely recommend buying a pair.
Your Nike Free Run’s aren’t just any regular pair, what’s the story behind these?
Recently I took part in a Nike X NTS run and because I’m a dj for NTS radio I was offered a free pair of Nike ID’s. I thought I’d use this opportunity to get some kicks that I wouldn’t usually buy as usually I’d go for a classic such as an Air Max. I’m so pleased I chose the Nike Free Run as they are the most comfortable trainers I have ever worn! I decided on the pink because that’s my favourite colour and the lime green because it would pop next to the pink and the grey/ black colourway. Of course I had to get Moxie written on the tongue as with all my ID’s! I initially got these for running but because I love them so much I might just save them for when I’m out and about and buy a new pair for running.
Favourite sneaker stores?
I wish I could say I have one. I find sneaker shopping really hard as i rarely find a pair that i love. Usually the mens colour ways are the ones I want but they never seem to do them in my size. We need more sneaker shops for girls! My heart broke when they stopped selling smaller sizes in Size?
Most memorable sneaker experience?
Something else I remember so clearly from school was how some of my mates would fold a sock up and stick it behind the tongue of their Nike Air Max 90s to make it pop more. It was all about adding those extra touches and trying to make your trainers stand out as much as possible.
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