This time we have a special Q&A with one of our die-hard campers/day one customers, Gideon Baro. Gideon is an allround good guy and always the first one to show up at our store for our top sneaker releases.
Who are you, and where are you from?
My name is Gideon Baro and I was born and raised in Amsterdam.
What keeps you occupied on a daily basis?
I'm working as a shop manager in a clothing store.
What is your best power piece at the moment?
I have to say a promotional poster that I have from an art show that was held in Paris. It's an image from Salvador Dali, signed by himself.
What is your favourite visual at the moment?
The "Whale whisperer" by Anuar Patjane Floriuk.
Which music artists are you currently listening to and would you recommend others?
Kanye West "Life of Pablo". You can say about Kanye what you want, but he has the ability to make the most out of the media, be it positive or negative, he always creates a buzz.
What is your favourite travel destination?
What is your relationship with Patta and when/where did it start?
I have been a regular customer since the beginning when they started at their first location which was at the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, and I was at almost all their big releases, be it a collab of their own or with other shops.
What keeps you motivated to camp out for sneakers?
For me it's not only acquiring the pair, but also living up towards the moment of a release.
What is your favorite pair so far?
That has to be the Nike Air Max 1 x Patta x Parra "cherrywood". From the perfect execution of the design to the campout. Everything was epic about this release.