1. Who (are you?), What (do you for a living?), Where (do you live?)
My name is Anders Poulsen. I’m located in Copenhagen, Denmark where I’ve been living my whole life. I’m the manager of a Graphic Design team.
I’ve been working with graphic design for 18 years. I’m the father of two future sneakerheads and I’m fearing the day they fit the same size as me and will take over my collection.
2. When did your love for sneakers start and why do you love sneakers so much?
I’m not new to the sneaker game, but I’m also not one of the guys who remember alle the OG releases of the coolest silhouettes and colorways. My interest in sneakers have been increasing since 2012. As a Graphic Designer I found great inspiration in the use of colors and the aesthetics of the different silhouettes.
The combination of my interest in Graphic Design, as well as marketing and sneakers made me start my website www.coolsneakers.dk back in 2013 – You can call this the Danish version of Sneakerplaats.
A website with articles about the newest sneakers on the market with a strong community build around it on Social Medias. I spend as much time on this side project as possible.
3. Do you remember your first pair of sneakers? What pair was it?
My first pair of ‘real’ sneakers was actually the Jordan 8 ‘Aqua’. I had them when I was just a kid back in 1993. I still have a love for that specific shoe, but to be honest I don’t think I could pull them off today.
4. What’s your favorite brand and model?
My favorite brand and silhouette are without a doubt Nike and the Air Max 1. I have around 20 pairs of Air Max 1’s in my collection today and I wear them on a daily basis.
5. How many sneakers do you have in your collection?
I try to keep my collection around 50-60 pairs that are all stored in my bedroom in transparent sneaker boxes.
I make sure to wear all my sneakers but of course some pairs I try to take extra care off because they mean more to me. Ask me again in a year and the number of sneakers might be different.
6. What’s your favorite pair from your collection?
The pair I love the most from my collection is the Nike Air Max 1 ‘What the Safari’. A Size? Collab from 2018. I was waiting in line in front of my local Size? Store in Copenhagen to pick them up.
There’s a special joy about picking up the best releases for retail. Most of my sneakers are bought this way.
7. What pair(s) are still on your wish list?
One of my grails is the Nike Air Max 1 Viotech from 2003. I would love to see that one retro in the future. The pairs available on the market all need soleswaps to be wearable – and those prices are crazy.
In general, I love most of the Atmos collabs on the Air Max 1 silhouette.
8. Do you have a favorite sneaker store or -shop?
9. What brand and / or model would you never wear in your life? And why is that?
I’ve never owned a pair of Yeezy’s. I’m not a fan of Kanye and all the hype about the Yeezy brand in general makes me sick.