Six-year-old Ilhan, the son of Straat Your Stuff alum Danial Mok, is stepping into his father’s shoes. The third-generation sneakerhead (grandpa is also quite the collector) has rocked legendary kicks like the Off-White Air Max 90s, Travis Scott Air Max 1 and Clot Air Max 1 – all before entering primary school! Our youngest SYS interviewee tells us more about his collection and his quest for the “purple Concepts Air Max”.
Do you know how many sneakers you have?
I don’t know! I’ve got a lot!
What are your top three sneakers?
The shiny Air Jordan 1 in red and black color! ‘Cause they are my favorite color. Also the red and grey Dunk Low and the Air Max Plus!
Is there a sneaker you wish to add to your collection?
I want the Purple Concepts Air Max!
Do your friends ask why you have so many shoes?
They don’t know that I have a lot of shoes. But I only wear three shoes to school, one white Cortez and two Revolution Five. One of them is maroon and blue!
What do you want to wear to primary school?
I want to wear a black Cortez. Ready to fly!
Who buys you your shoes?
Papa buys my shoes! He always surprises me!
Which sneaker do you enjoy wearing the most?
The one I wore to Japan. It is the Air Max Plus. The one with the blue flame!
What happens when you can’t wear your shoes anymore?
We just keep them above the cupboard. I have many baby shoes that I collect.
Watch as Ilhan’s collection grows on Danial Mok’s Instagram.