Sneakerhead Profile: Chakdor Loykitsang
In the debut edition of Sneakerhead Profile, I talked to a good friend of mines, Chakdor Loykitsang. We discussed his passion for sneakers and his thoughts on the current culture of the sneaker community.
Me: Why do you like sneakers, and sneaker culture?
Chakdor: The sneaker game defines who I am as a person. Like people who love to collect rare dunks, it shows that they have a very unique taste. While people who collect Jordans have a classical taste. I am more of a Jordan guy, but I do have a few pair of dunks!
Me: How did you get into the sneaker game?
Chakdor: During my senior year of high school I bought my first pair of Jordans. After buying these Jordans I was hooked, and that got me into the game. I’ve always liked how shoes made your gear look so much more fresh! Ever since I saw MJ play, I wanted Jordans, so I bought a pair of the black/metallic Air Jordan 5’s. As I have progressed through college so has my sneaker collection.
Me: What goes into the decision making process when purchasing a sneaker?
Chakdor: There are a few things that go into the decision making process:
Me: Which sneakers do you collect?
Chakdor: I collect several Nike styles such as, Jordans, Retro Basketball, and Air Max’s.
Me: What sneakers are your favorites?
Chakdor: Jordans are my favorites.
Me: What is your favorite sneaker in your collection?
Chakdor: My favorite sneakers in my collection are my black and red Air Jordan 11’s!
Me: How many sneakers do you have in your collection?
Chakdor: I would say that I have around 23 pairs.
Me: What, if anything, do you dislike about the sneaker industry?
Chakdor: I dislike the rising prices. Shoes are become more and more expensive, making it harder to collect. That being said, I think it is a positive hobby to get involved with, as it defines me as a person.