Kia ora guys !! I am Jolin Jose aka @the_shoe_story (Instagram), Born and raised in India and now Settled in Auckland, New Zealand. I love sneakers in general and been collecting for the last 5 years however since the last 2 years I have been more inclined towards Asics. The different colors and the materials used in each pair is what makes them different and sets them apart from the rest.

Being a Registered Nurse does not give me an opportunity to wear all the colorful sneakers at work. However I make it a point to wear my kicks during my off days.


Adidas ZX Flux

This was 'the' pair of sneakers that made me take out my camera and inspired me to get creative with my photography since then there has been no looking back in terms of Sneaker pics. 5 years ago if anyone would have asked me to take a sneaker pic, I'd have laughed but now I roam around places to look for concepts to take onfoot pics.


Asics Gel Lyte III x Sneaker Freaker 'Alvin Purple' Reissue

These are my go to pair of asics. I love the colors and the materials used in these pair. They are very subtle and go well with most of the outfit. These are one of the most underrated Gl iii colabs.


Asics Gel Lyte III 'Made in Japan' Asics Gel Lyte III x Ronnie Fieg 'Super Green' Reissue.

I love most of the sneakers that I buy but I would be lying if I say that I dont have a favorite. There have been numerous times when I have taken them out of the box but for some reason can't get myself to wear these. These are 2 of my favourite pairs in my collection, MIJ & SG v2. The quality on the MIJ and the fact that it has been signed by Mr. Mitsui himself is what makes it so special for me. As far as the SG goes, I always wanted a pair since the first issue but couldn't afford one at that time but this time I made sure that I get a pair no matter what I have to pay for it. And as they say sometimes its not the shoes but the story behind getting them is what makes it more special.