Hey guys, I am Benjamin Teo, also known as @benteobox. I was born and raised in Malaysia, but have been living in the beautiful city of Melbourne, Australia since 2009. My collection is focused on mainly runners in Asics and New Balance, but it’s never bad to diversify yeah? Read more about myself at http://epsilonmagazine.com/magazine/i-am-a-sneakerhead-episode-117-benteobox
New Balance x LA MJC x Colette 1500 PIC
Being only 1 of 90 pairs ever produced, it was a myth to find a pair for sale, yet alone in my size. A bold and striking colourway with “X” s printed all over a supple leather, it was hard to miss. Through this pair, I have met someone I now call a close friend, and it will always remain that way. On top of that, I had my pair lined with full kangaroo leather lining and relasted by @bespoke_ind, our local shoe atelier. Definitely, one of my top and most favourite pairs.
Puma x Sneaker Freaker BoG “Sharkbait”
My love for a local and also worldwide favourite mag, Sneaker Freaker has never been questioned. So when Puma collaborated with Sneaker Freaker to debut their Blaze of Glory in the Black Beast, Great White, Sharkbait, and more recently the Bloodbath colourway, it was a no brainer. The Sharkbait boasted a turquoise coloured shark leather upper and a white midsole with gold accents. Not to mention it also came with the oversized BoG box with foam paddings, a beanie, poster, extra laces in a shark leather pouch and a limited edition Issue 29 Sneaker Freaker Mag.
New Balance x Provider 1500 Sample
A 1 of 1, selected edition, made in England, fully leather lined, leather insole, put together with the finest and most “buttery” suede upper. Provider was a store based locally in Melbourne, ran by local heads. A simple, minimalist blocking made to the highest quality. This 1500 sits on the very pinnacle of my collection and I am honoured to have this pair within the local shores of Australia.