My History of Sneakers: Tiggs Da Author

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It’s all about classic looks with Tiggs Da Author letting us take a closer look at some favourite kicks of all time.

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Earlier this year we embarked on the mammoth task of compiling a list of some of the world’s most iconic trainers in our History of Sneakers – since then we’ve been getting up close and personal with different sneakerheads’ collections. Today it’s the turn of an artist who’s finally getting his voice heard and with performances at Glastonbury and Standon Calling, it’s clear the UK will be hearing a lot more of Tiggs Da Author in the months to come. Get one step ahead and watch his video below and read on to check the trainers he adores. This is Tiggs Da Author’s history of sneakers.

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Firstly, how long have you been into Sneakers?

I have always loved trainers, since I was a kid, maybe 10 or 11.

What were the first Sneakers you fell in love with?

When I was a kid, I loved Reebok Classics and Stan Smiths. I can’t remember exactly the first pair I fell in love with but I remember really wanting these all black Reebok Classics when I was super young!

How big’s your collection, any rare gems?

Pretty big now. I like them to look smart and fresh so try not to wear the same pair over and over again. I have a rare pair of Air Max 1 ‘Patch Pack’ in steel green which are really cool. I got them from a mate who’s a big trainer collector.

nike air max patch pack steel green
PHOTO CREDIT: Flickr

What are a couple of your favourite sneakers of all time?

Definitely Reebok Classics, Stan Smiths, Puma Baskets and you gotta love converse too, I’m really into my classic trainers and stuff that goes with everything.

And your most hated?

I’ve never really liked Air Force Ones, I Don’t hate them though, just don’t wear them…

nike air force one hightop blue
Nike Air Force 1 Hightop University Blue
PHOTO CREDIT: Sole Supplier

What’s your favourite brand?

I really don’t have one, I like lots of different brands but Puma have some really cool styles at the moment and they are super comfy! Nike is always a firm favourite too.

Let’s talk comfort! What are your go to sneakers for a long day?

I’ve got this really cool pair of puma’s called Ignite Evoknit. They are really comfortable so wearing those a lot right now.

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Puma Ignite EvoKNIT
PHOTO CREDIT: Sneakerfreaker

If you had to pick one pair for the rest of your life, what trainers would you choose & why?

I would pick puma baskets in all white. They are just classic, timeless, functional and stylish.

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