Hi top, can­vas, denim… Ur­ban Out­fit­ters’ as­sis­tant man­ager Keighly Ful­lick can’t get enough sneak­ers

Mollie Makes - - Loving -

I’ve been col­lect­ing train­ers for around 13 years now – since I was about 14. I’ve never been the girli­est of girls, so al­ways wore a lot of sports shoes grow­ing up. It wasn’t my in­ten­tion to start col­lect­ing – I just had a grow­ing pas­sion for cer­tain styles and brands. It took off big time when I was 16 and got my first part- time job. More dis­pos­able in­come meant more shoes, ob­vi­ously! I’ve got about 68 pairs in to­tal now.

Over the years I’ve be­come re­ally in­ter­ested in the her­itage of my favourite brands; the de­sign process of each model, and the trends sur­round­ing the sneaker scene. I re­mem­ber go­ing on hol­i­day with my boyfriend to New York in 2009 and be­ing over­whelmed by the vol­ume of train­ers I wanted for my col­lec­tion. I didn’t have a lot of spend­ing money but I still man­aged to come home with three pairs – my boyfriend told peo­ple ‘ We couldn’t eat, be­cause Keighly bought shoes.’ Which is fine – right?!

My best find has to be a bur­gundy pair of Vans Sk8- His I found hid­ing in the TX Maxx chil­dren’s sec­tion for £ 7.99. Look in places you wouldn’t nor­mally shop – some of my favourite styles were only re­leased in men’s sizes, but you can find trea­sures in kids’ de­part­ments. www. in­sta­gram. com/ iheart­threads

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