Simply put, New York-born sneaker collector and historian Jasmine “Jixie” Gonzalez knows sneakers! When we asked for her top five list, she came through as promised and them some in the form of three lists, one for Air Jordan, Nike and “other brands.” Thanks to her, SIA Collective is now on our radar (“Sells out every sneaker PeriodT. The Sia Skate Vilture concepts: Newport, 808, Bride of Chucky, Doom, all were notable.”)
More than just a sneaker lover, native New Yorker Gonzalez along with Yaya Mazurkevich Nuñez are co-founders of InHerSoles Collective, a community-based organization providing a space to celebrate women in sneaker culture while also documenting their contributions.
Rather than include all 17 of Gonzalez’s picks, we chose the top two for each category. In no particular order, check them out below. To shine a light on additional picks we designated her No. 3 picks for each category as her honorable mentions: Nike Dunk x Off-White: The 50, Air Jordan x Off-White Retro 2 Low and Adidas Campus 80s: South Park Towelie.