Desus & Mero‘s run on VICELAND may have ended, but the legacy of Desus’ no-repeat sneakers shall live on forever.
The footwear connoisseur caught up with the good people over at SLAM about where his love of sneakers comes from, his favorite pair to wear to the bodega, and who really ruined the shoe game.
Desus on why sneakers are such a huge part of his life today:
“I was always into sneakers as a child, mostly because I never had any. My parents being immigrants had the mindset that you didn’t automatically get a new pair of sneakers just because it was a new school year. Life was kinda hard.”
On his top 3 sneakers of all time:
“Jordan I “Shattered Backboard.” The first time I saw this pair in person, the leather was so sweet.
The Air Yeezy 2 “Red October.” These are pretty much my grail. If you ever see me in a pair of those, be clear: I got that bag. In my opinion, these are the best Yeezys out.
Jordan I “Cyber Monday.” These are just regular sneakers but they’re my beaters. In my barbershop, they call these my “white boys” because the white part of the sneaker is pretty dirty, but from use. It’s a low-key nondescript sneaker, but I’ve done so much in them and they can take a beating. They might be my favorite sneaker right now.”
You can peep this and more with his entire interview with SLAM, here.