Would you wear this sneaker

Five creatives tell us how their New Balance accompanies them through everyday life

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Presented by New Balance

Let's be honest: sneakers are the All-rounder in the shoe world. Since high fashion has also discovered sneakers for itself, you are no longer looked at crookedly when you combine your favorite pair with a floor-length evening dress. One of our current favorite models is New Balance's 574S, which is a new take on the classic 574 silhouette. From hanging out at home to the sports field: Huyen, Andrew, Salome, Lea and Felix in Berlin show us that the shoe always looks good.

Huyen, 25

Where are you from? From Berlin. What do you do? I'm currently doing my Masters in Biotechnology, have my own flower shop, and I'm also a pastry chef. What shouldn't be missing in your everyday life? The phone. Where do you like to hang out in Berlin? With friends and wine on my roof. What do you do first when you get up in the morning? Turn on music straight away, right now I'm listening to Botanical A.I in a loop. For which occasion are sneakers best suited? For celebrating and working. How would you describe your style in three words? Chic, casual and minimalist. Your perfect sneaker look? I like it when it looks sporty, but still elegant - preferably in combination with a blazer or blouse. If you could ask the world one question, what would it be? Why are people so unfair? What inspires you Scientists and researchers who work on a project for a long time only to get a result on their questions at some point.

@huyenltrang

VVarholla, 24

Where are you from? From Nigeria, but I was born in Germany. What do you do? I make music and work as a model. What do you do first when you get up in the morning? I drink half a liter of water, do 100 push-ups, and then turn up the music. Who would you like to swap closets with? I would never swap, but I would choose a few parts from Hedi Slimane's and A $ AP Rocky's. What shouldn't be missing in your everyday life? Music. For which occasion are sneakers best suited? We live in a time when styles are broken, mixed up and reassembled. But I prefer to rock my sneakers at a really chic event like a gala, for example. I think it's the job of creative people to break with dress codes - and still make it look good. What inspires you If you just look carefully you will find poetry in everything. How would you describe your style in three words? My style doesn't fit into three words, but if I had to try it would be: street, bohemian and individual. If you could ask the world one question, what would it be? Will we ever be able to escape the maze? What's the future like? It's entirely up to you what you make of it.

@vvvvv_vv_vvvvv

Salome, 26

Where are you from? From Florida. But I moved to New York when I was 18 and now live in Berlin. What do you do? I design fashion. What shouldn't be missing in your everyday life? While this may be a little inconvenient, I just need something pink to make me feel like myself. What do you do first when you get up in the morning? Meditate. What inspires you The queer weirdos of yesteryear like John Waters and Divine. How would you describe your style in three words? Girly, cheesy and cheeky. Who would you like to swap closets with? Probably with Elizabeth I. For which occasion are sneakers best suited? There's this one party, Cocktail d'Amour - and I really need my sneakers for that. If you could ask the world one question, what would it be? How could you fail like this? What's the future like? Less boring and less tight - and much more open-minded.

@salon_de_salome

Lea, 21

Where are you from? Originally from Bremen. What shouldn't be missing in your everyday life? Coffee. Where do you like to hang out in Berlin? There are actually few places here where I don't like to be, but home is always the nicest. How would you describe your style in three words? Comfortable, never more than three colors at a time and usually very oversized. Who would you like to swap closets with? Nasty Gal. What inspires you In fact, my job. I often get to know a lot of interesting people there who have been through a lot. General life stories and things that people have achieved or difficult situations that they have come to terms with. Your perfect sneaker look? I actually wear them on every occasion. I just love that they are so comfortable and you can walk in them for hours without your feet hurting. Preferably really chunky and with a thick sole. If you could ask the world one question, what would it be? How can it be that many people have so much and others have so little? What's the future like? Rosy.

@leleberlin

Felix, 26

Where are you from? Originally from Munich, but then ended up in Berlin via Spain, Italy and Costa Rica. What do you do? I work as a bartender in the Kitty Cheng Bar. What shouldn't be missing in your everyday life? Electronic music and my girlfriend. What do you do first when you get up in the morning? I have a very irregular sleep rhythm, but probably take a shower and then get out of the apartment. Where do you like to hang out in Berlin? Am Schlesi, that's my neighborhood. How would you describe your style in three words? Street, urban and sometimes mixed with a few unique vintage items. Who would you like to swap closets with? A $ AP Rocky. Your perfect sneaker look? I've only been wearing sneakers since I was 12 and actually wear them for every occasion. I like those with a slight heel best. If you could ask the world one question, what would it be? Why doesn't everyone take care of their own business? What's the future like? We are currently in a revolutionary phase, especially when it comes to digitization. I believe that everything will be very abstract and will take place via clouds and virtual reality.

@iamfve

Credits


Photos: Eva Zar
Interviews: Juule Kay
Production: Alexandra Bondi de Antoni and Juule Kay

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