1. What’s your name, and where are you from?
Lars Young, Los Angeles California, Crenshaw District
2. How long have you been collecting?
I started collecting Vans in 2006/2007, then I started collecting Nikes/Jordan’s etc. in 2011/2012
3. What inspired you to start collecting?
When I started collecting Vans, my inspiration was all of the different Concepts/varieties/models/colorways. Plus Vans was lowkey/inexpensive/comfortable. When I started really collecting Vans I had value in mind. I knew a lot of the special edition Vans I had would be worth money some day. When I got married in 2012, my Wife bought me a pair of “Air Max 2012”. Once I put my foot in the Air Max…it was a wrap. That Air Max 2012 changed my whole mindset/outlooks on Sneakers.
4. What’s your favorite pair of sneakers that you own, and why?
I really don’t have a “Favorite”. I Love all my Kicks. If I had to choose a Favorite it would be the ones that have the most Nostalgia to me…Like The Nike Air More UpTempo, The Nike Air Zoom Flight The Glove, The Air Jordan 5, The Nike Air Max2 CB ‘94, The Nike Air Zoom Flight 95, The Air Foamposite One, The Fila Grant Hill 96, The Nike Air Max 95, The Air Max Penny, The Nike Penny 2, The Nike Air Max Plus aka The Nike TN or Tune Air, The Nike Air Presto….I can go on and on and on, but I think you get my point. Lol
5. What grail pair don’t you have and would love to add to your collection?
My grails are going to be a lot different than expected. Some of my Grails consist of The Michael Jackson LA Gear Unstoppable High Top, The Reebok Pump Omni Lite aka the Dee Brown, Air Max Penny 1 OG…I can go on and on and on…lol…Oh Yeah! I wouldn’t mind having The Jordan 11 Concord & The Jordan 11 Bred also, strictly for Nostalgic reasons.
6. What are your likes and/or dislikes about sneakerhead culture?
I really like the way the Sneaker Community is coming together. I’m sure SocialMedia has a lot to do with it. It’s really like a BIG Family. I don’t really have a dislike at the moment…other than “Culture Vultures”.
7. Is there anything you’d like to see more of in the sneakerhead community?
I would like to see more Collaborations…More Unity…More Positivity…Less Separation…Less Hate…Less Disrespect.
8. All “kicks” aside, what are your interests/passions/hobbies outside of sneakers?
Thanks for asking! I have A LOT going on…A LOT. I own a Motivational Clothing Line “FANAYOH Clothing” @FANAYOHclothing www.FANAYOHclothing.com
I’m a Music Artist with Music available all over the World on every Downloadable music store like iTunes, Amazon, and Google. Check me out www.iAmLarsYoung.com
I also have a YouTube channel that is growing very quickly www.YouTube.com/larsyoung
I also sell parts of my collection on eBay www.2FreshOutTheBox.com
I’m a Happily Married Man, and I work Full Time in the Oil Refinery.
Thank you so much for this opportunity awesome opportunity.
Shout out to the whole Sneaker Community, and Shout out to everyone rocking with me and The FANAYOH Movement. “Failure Is NOT An Option”