Hi everyone, I am Avy Knafo, I’m 20 years old and I am from Toulouse, in the south of France. I have been collecting sneakers since 5 years now, with the money I can save of my few jobs. It all started when I was in high school back in 2012, and I saw a pair, the Asics x Patta Gel Lyte III on the internet, and immediately fell in love. Here are a few pairs that means a lot to me, and their history. That’s my personal top 3.
Patta x Asics Gel Lyte III (2007) - HK70W
As I said, it’s the pair that brought me into sneakers . Back then, I started looking for it online, and I realized I couldn’t find it. Thats why I joined sneaker groups on Facebook, that pair is the first "want to buy" post I made on every Facebook group, back in 2011/2012. I found one for 600€, but when you’re 15, it’s unbelievable to pay that price for a pair of shoes .. So I waited, and here I am, 5 years after, with the whole pack in hands .. I still can’t believe it. That pair is and will stay forever the n°1 for me, even if the quality isn’t the best ever made. I managed to pick up the OG box, the seller thought it was a replacement box, because everyone know they didn’t come with a box on the release day. I now only miss the promotional jacket, will get on the hunt later. Description of the pack : Asics x Patta Gel Lyte III (HK70W), including OG box, backpack, CD, winner ticket, Amsterdamned shirt, Asics Rain ponchos, Keychain and Patta poster from Need More Sneakers.
Ronnie Fieg x Asics ‘CulturShoq 2.0’ (2010) - H00EK
This pair’s history is not really interesting for me, but I loved the colorway with the notes of purple to create a solid colorblock with the black and white. I had the chance to find it earlier this year, after a 2 years hunt. I really like this pair.
The pair was released while he was still working at David Z, way before the Kith 'hype' began. They made 190 pairs for men, and 24 for women. I had struggle finding my size in a good condition !
Afew x Asics Gel Lyte III ‘Koi’ (2015) - H51NK
Also back in 2012, I saw the video of the Koi Klub event, of the reconstruction of a pair of Gel Lyte 3, in an awesome colorway. I tried to find the pair, but i realized it was impossible to get it. The color block is inspired by the Koi carp with the red, white and black lines. When I heard in the end of 2014 that Afew Store was about to release the pair for the 25th Anniversary of the silhouette, I was like a kid on Christmas eve. This was my first campout for a pair of shoes. I had the chance to buy a pair, but the quality disappointed me. Unfortunately, I had to sell my pair to buy another one, but definitely will get it later.