“My name is Bruno and I’m 25 years old. I have a degree in communication and I worked with music, in agencies, but today I’m focusing on starting my own clothing brand. We just started now and we have a lot of ideas, so let’s start moving this thing (laughs).”

Bruno, what’s your relationship with sneakers?

I started collecting, actually I’m not really a collector, I started caring a lot about sneakers when I was able to afford my own shoes when I started working and getting my own money. Back then, I used to dig Vans, I thought that Nike and Adidas were too sporty, I was a little prejudiced. So with my first salary, I bought a red Vans Authentic and the black one, both classics.

Then I started refining my taste in sneakers and started liking the Air max, Air force, Adidas, and now the NMDs, so, I began to really pay more attention to sneakers. But to me sneaker have always been a fundamental piece in style and in the way we dress, it has always been something I like to highlight in the way I look.

And what’s your relationship with this Air Max Safari?

It’s like I said, I didn’t like Adidas or Nike because I thought they were too sporty. But a friend of mine really liked them and she was a collector, so I changed the way I looked at sneakers. I liked the way she wore them and the models she had, so I went and bought my first Air Max, it wasn’t too basic, but it was all black with some details. From that moment on I fell in love with the silhouette, and started going after other versions, and I saw what a really good looking shoe they were, even though they’re not the most comfortable. And when I saw this Atmos Safari I thought, “damn, these gotta be the best looking ones, I have to have one some day!”. Until the day came when they were for sale on “I Love Sneakers”, my size and on a good price, so I didn’t think twice.

Do you have any specific story to tell with them?

They are quite new, I bought them a little over a month ago, and I noticed they’re a sneaker that everyone on the street looks at them differently, I don’t know if they think they look good if they think they’re different, or they just don’t recognize them. They’re not the regular sneaker that you’ll find at a Nike store, so I found out that people really look at them differently. For example, you guys from Kickstory, you approached me because I was wearing them, they’re sneakers that generate interaction.

Nike Air Max 1 Atmos Safari
Owner:@brunoiwamura
Bought: 2016
Size: BR42/US10