size? collections – Dan Coultas – Footwear Collector
On this edition of size? collections, we're catching up with JD HQ employee and footwear collector Dan Coultas. Give his extensive trainer rotation a whirl below.
Nike Air Max Tailwind 4
"I’ve been collecting vintage Nike models for some time now. The side cage and gradient colour effects really make this pair special."
Nike Flyknit Racer
"The sleek, pointed shape and game-changing Flyknit materials meant this shoe defined culture when it first released in 2012. The OG 'Orca' colourway was a long time grail for many, and was due to retro someday."
Sacai x Nike LDV Waffle Racer
"I've loved the exaggerated styling of this pair ever since the first moment I saw it. I would happily have taken any colour in the OG pack, but I think the acidic bright colours really make these pop. I can’t wait to get the Sacais on foot again this summer."
Nike Footscape Woven
"One of the most radical designs to ever come from the Swoosh, often coveted by those in the know, and an instant cult classic in Japan. I'm a big fan of the asymmetric lacing system. I picked up this women’s only colourway back in 2018."
New Balance 991
"Almost 20 years old, the 991 represents the timeless look of New Balance to me. I picked up this pair from their Flimby factory on an invited tour. A really special place, and one I won’t forget anytime soon."
Converse x Neighbourhood Jack Purcell
"Converse has done some great collaborations in the last few years. These are inspired by motorcycle boots, and I love the quality material played and stripped back colours; they pair well with a minimal wardrobe."
Nike Air Force 1 'Acronym'
"One of the first collaborations on a silhouette that has dominated the last 3-to-4 years. Erollson Hugh’s take on the Air Force 1 is unmistakably utilitarian and a real head turner when worn in the street."
Nike Air Max 1 x Atmos 'Elephant 2.0'
"Hands down my favourite sneaker collaboration of all time. I wanted this pair since their first launch, so I was really happy to see Nike bring them back in such a well-executed retro. I’ll be looking to double up on these in the future."
Nike x size? x Dave White Air Max 95 'Rabbit'
"I really enjoyed seeing this collaboration come to life. The size? guys did a superb job on the marketing campaign and the product backed it up. Collaborations between size? and Dave White are always unmissable."
Nike Air Max 97 OG
"I was fortunate enough to go the relaunch of this iconic shoe in Milan in 2016. It was great to hear streetwear author Lodovico Pignatti discuss the game-changing impact of ‘La Silver’ on contemporary fashion culture in Italy. It was one of the first athletic shoes to be sold in high-end boutiques."
Nike Air Structure Triax '91
"The pair that launched my obsession with runners and not seen on the shelves for over 10 years, the Structure Triax '91 represents the neon colours and bold graphics I associate with being a kid in the ‘90s. I picked this pair up from size? on Bold St in Liverpool back in the mid-2000s."
adidas Originals x Neighbourhood Boston Super
"One of the first-ever collaborations between Japan’s Neighborhood and adidas. I picked these up ridiculously cheap and they’re one of my most worn pairs. I love the shark-tooth effect running through the midsole."
Converse x Brain Dead One Star
"Brain Dead is one of the most exciting young brands out there so I had to pick up this collaboration on the Converse One Star. The mismatched panels and wild print define a brand that ushered fun into a scene of copycat streetwear."
Nike x Ben Dury Air Max 1 'Hold Tight'
"Inspired by London's pirate radio scene, this pair represents an iconic era of collaborations for Nike’s most iconic collectors model, the Air Max 1. These are my next project to fully restore."
Keep checking back on the size blog for more size? collections.