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1. Can you briefly introduce yourself (who are you, where are you from, how do we find you on IG)?
Heiko: Hi, im Heiko, turning 40 this month. Born in Berlin, currently living with my wife and my 2 kids in Cologne, Germany.Im one of the two KLEKT.com Founders and still hunting for vintages shoes after all these years. Find me on Instagram: @dr_heiko or even better … follow @klekt ✌🏼
2. Since when do you collect shoes and why Asics?
Hmm, hard to answer. I’m not a typical collector imo. I dont need to complete certain sneaker series or stuff like this, but already in the elementary school i was spending many hours in sport-stores to check the latest sneakers. Unfortunately i wasn’t able to afford those with my little pocket money.I’m interested in more than one brand – but in general im more into vintage running stuff. Asics has a great advantage regarding to that aspect:Most of their running silhouettes from the late 80s / 90s are still wearable without any problems.
3. Your sneaker wall is on fire, which 3 shoes would you save?
Heiko: If we are talking about my asics wall: Gel Lyte III OG Citrus- GT-II OG- AFEW Gel Lyte III „Koi“
4. If you could change one thing in the sneaker game: What would it be?
Heiko: I don’t want to change this „game“. I don’t want become kind of a grumpy grandpa who is complaining about the current sneaker culture. The sneaker market is not a niche anymore, it’s mainstream for few years now. This includes disadvantages but also advantages: Check the current variety! We just have to understand that customer needs and interests have changed through this development. Accept this …it’s a natural process. But please keep in mind: Sneakers are more than numbers! It se ms that a lot of people forgot this. For me it’s still a passion. Get the stuff you really like and just follow your own taste!
5. What is the best soft drink in the world?
Heiko: Just drinking it: Coke Zero.
6. Which current living person would you most like to meet?
Happy to have a family BBQ in few minutes.
7. Dogs or cats?
8. Any final words for the community?
Heiko: Live your passion.