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And the interviews continue on Kicks on Fire (we’ve got plenty lined up this week) with noted sneakerhead Stalley (who might be locked in a three-way battle along with James Harden and Daniel Bryan for the best beard at the moment with Rick Rubin as a final boss…), courtesy of our own KoF contributor Kris Gladney. – Juan

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Last week, I was blessed with the opportunity to meet and speak with Stalley at stash on trade in Charlotte. Known for having one of the best shoe games and beards in Hip hop, the Honest cowboy took the time to chop it up with me about his favorite shoes, performing and a friendly rivalry.

Image: @stalley
Image: @stalley

So what would you say is your favorite shoe of all time?

Air Jordan 3’s, True Blue colorway to be exact I just love all the 3’s, it’s just a classic shoe.

What got you into collecting kicks in the first place?

 I just wanted to be the freshest kid on the Basketball court, I always had the freshest game so I felt like I needed to have the freshest gear to match.

From the Converse Block Party in 2012
From the Converse Block Party in 2012

 What’s your favorite shoe to perform in?

 Converse CTS, or just skate shoes in general, I like to jump round and be active during shows so the comfort and support are really important

Favorite Sneaker Lyric?

Nas, New York State of Mind – I’ma addict for sneakers, twenties of b_____ and b______ with beepers

What do you look for when purchasing new shoes?

It’s a lot, these days I look a lot for comfort because I’m always standing at an event or preforming at a shows. I also look for colorways if it’s something I don’t have and it matches my wardrobe.

Who has more heat, you or Wale? 

Me, Wale he may have quantity but I have quality, I might actually have quantity too.

Image: Kris Gladney
Image: Kris Gladney