Amirah Kassem On Her Favorite Sneakers & Building A Shoe Closet

Amirah Kassem Flour Shop
Amirah Kassem wearing Dior Homme high-top sneakers.
Courtesy of Jake Rosenberg.

The founder of Flour Shop is drawn to color, print and texture. Hence why she loves her Disney-themed Vans. Footwear News sat down exclusively with Kassem to find out which sneakers she most covets and why.

“I’ve never thought of it as collecting. They were all just individual sneakers that I had to have. It wasn’t until I built a closet for them that I realized it was a collection. I’m not exactly sure how many I have, but I’m drawn to colors, prints, texture and playfulness — plus, they’re fun for baking. They all carry a story, but if I must choose a favorite, it would be my custom Adidas Mi ZX Flux, which actually have my Flour Shop burger cake printed on them,” Kassem told Footwear News.

Adidas ZX Flux in white Adidas ZX Flux in white. Courtesy of Foot Locker.

There’s also my new Nike Air Max 90 Bandieras — they’re pink and named ‘Cake.’ I also love my Disney-themed Vans because they were given to me by Steve Van Doren himself in the happiest place on earth: Disneyland. Some of the best sneakers are only made in men’s sizes. Luckily, I can fit into a men’s size, so I see all sneakers as unisex. I even swap with my boyfriend.”

Vans x Disney Collaboration Various styles from the 2015 Vans x Disney collection. Courtesy of brand.

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