Riccardo Spagni (aka Fluffy Pony) is best known in the crypto community for being a Monero core developer. However, if you pay attention to his feed, you’ll notice he has another passion…good sneakers:
This is a bit of an outlier in a community that has a plethora of bad fashion and gaudy merchandise. We reached out to Riccardo to learn more about the story behind his unique style:
What’s the shoe that got you into sneakers?
RS: The original black/pink Air Yeezy’s, bought them when I was still dating my wife. I just thought they looked crazy cool, and even a little futuristic, and I was hooked!
Have you ever bought sneakers directly with crypto?
RS: Yes! I’ve bought several pairs of sneakers on Fancy.com, and I’ve paid for them with Monero:)
If you could have a Monero collab with any company for any model of shoe (think Nike x Supreme Air Force 1), what company and shoe model would it be?
RS: An Adidas NMD Hu collab would blow my mind.
Other than yourself, who has the best sneaker game in the crypto industry?
RS: Crypto Baller (@lIlIIIlIlIlIlll) has sneaker game that is on point.
Quick word association. For each cryptocurrency, what is the sneaker that matches it:
Bitcoin: Original Air Jordan 1’s in the red and black colourway
Ethereum: Adidas Kobe Two’s
IOTA: Air Jordan 15’s
Bitcoin Cash: 2018 Air Jordan 1 retro that some kid is trying to sell on eBay as original 1985 AJ 1’s
EOS: Air Jordan 13 Fusion
Tron: Reebok Ice Creams
Dogecoin: Balenciaga X Crocs
What kind of sneakers do you think Satoshi wears?
RS: Adidas NMD R1 Pitch Black F&F
If you had to pick one or the other…great wine or great sneakers?
RS: Great sneakers tend to last longer 🙂
Putting collectible sneakers on a blockchain. Useful idea or dumb idea?
RS: Dumb idea.
What is it that’s special to you about having unique shoes?
RS: Ladies get to accessorize with jewelry, nails, and handbags. But men get to accessorize too, just with sneakers, backpacks, and watches!
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