Kenny Gonzales is a sneaker collector that I have been following on Instagram for a long time. Residing in Long Beach, California, Gonzales is 41 years old with a wife and daughter. I first saw him on a YouTube video where two sneaker bloggers were getting a tour through his shoe room. My attention was instantly captured by an impressive shoe collection that exceeds any that I have seen before.
Gonzales currently has 673K followers on Instagram under the tag “the_perfect_pair”. He frequently posts photos of his rare shoe collection. If you know much about shoes you will realize that he is the mecca of shoe collectors. Mostly collecting basketball and streetwear sneakers, he owns pairs that I have never even seen before. His collection, from what I have seen is composed of Nike sneakers ranging from Jordans to original and retro Air Max 1’s.
Gonzales Instagram is a spectacle for sneakerheads and aspiring collectors. From the success of his collection, he was able to start his own sock brand. Stance Socks- Gonzales sock brand, is a type of sock that Gonzales created in order to wear with rare sneakers.
To someone who thoroughly enjoys the collection and culture of sneakers, Gonzales is absolutely a legend. Below is a link to one of many videos exploring some of his collection. Watch it to get an idea of the dedication he has put forth in order to become sneaker royalty.