Collector Spotlight: Lewis Earle
Lewis Earle is a Sony-wielding sneaker collector and photographer that hails from Liverpool UK. As part of our Collector Spotlight series, we jumped in the DMs to deliver a few quickfire questions about his love for the game. Stay tuned and follow this initiative to hear from different collectors about what’s in their rotation and more. Enjoy!
How’d you get introduced to collecting?
My introduction to sneaker collection was through Reddit. I’d been on the site around seven years, and a couple of years into it I discovered the subreddit /r/Sneakers. This was around 2014–15 and came at a time when I’d just got my first full-time job. Earning my own money meant I had the chance to buy some of the shoes I’d been seeing all over /r/sneakers.
What’s your favourite sneaker in your collection?
Hands down, the Air Jordan 1 ‘Shattered Backboard’ 1.0. My first Air Jordan, and bought for £235 a few years ago, which is an incredible price compared to today’s market. Everything about them is fantastic: materials, colourway and story – everything I love in a shoe.⠀
Which cop has given you the most joy?
OG Off-White Presto picked up from NikeLab London. I’ve pretty much beat them into the ground at this point!
What’s the next drop you’re most looking forward to?
I’m looking forward to a lot! The Stüssy Spiridon Cage 2 is one I’m excited to see on people’s feet. The Travis Scott 270 Reacts look interesting, and pretty much any Jordan 1 High, especially with an ’85 shape which I’m yet to get my hands on. The Nike Adapt LE 01 looks very cool. I’m a big Adapt guy and have most models, so would love to grab them.