Monero Developer Riccardo Spagni on Sneaker Culture & Crypto
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?