This Sunday (Feb. 12) the Hella Kicks trade show returns to the Bay Area, and we're doing a giveaway to kick things off. If you live in the area, check out what's hot, trade some sneakers, and check out the Meet & Greet our two favorite vloggers, SneakerHeadInTheBay and Davidgotkicks are doing.
YouTube personality and customizer extraordinaire, Alex, better known as SneakerHeadInTheBay was kind enough to do a quick Q&A with us before the weekend gets under. Simply saying SiNTB is a popular vlogger does do his channel justice. The SiNTB subscriber list is massive at 440,000, so if you're trying to get into the vlogging game, this is the guy to watch! If you haven't checked out his videos, you should probably hit that subscribe button.
(Source: @ sneakerheadinthebay)
Angelus Direct: The custom sneaker world knows you as SneakerHeadIntheBay. Can you give us a little about your background and how you got into custom work?
SiNTB: I am originally from the Bay Area, which is why I tried to incorporate where I'm from in my name. I grew up as an only child, and eventually found my passion for sneakers in middle school. During that same time, I realized that YouTube could be a really fun pastime for me since I had all the time in the world at a young age. I studied other sneaker YouTubers at the time to see how they created their videos and then practiced it on my own!
What are some of your main creative inspirations as a vlogger?
I really enjoy cinematic breaks and smooth transitions after talking clips. I try my best to capture great b-roll to incorporate over my main clips to add another level on top.
Your channel is killing it right now. Did you think your vids would be as popular as they are? What got you into making videos?
I never thought my videos would be as popular as they are today. I still cannot believe it... My main inspiration for creating videos stemmed from watching my peers and people I look up to in the YouTube community.
Hella Kicks 2 is coming up this weekend, and you're doing a meet and greet. How did that come together?
I have a great relationship with the event organizers, so we thought it would be a great idea to have a meet and greet for those who enjoy the content I create.
Lastly, any advice for the young customizers and YouTube personalities out there getting started?
As far as advice goes, I would recommend newer personalities to find their true self, and start pushing content on a consistent basis when they find their true self. People need to find new ways to twist what is already available in the market to show that they are different. This will help them stand out. Have fun, and keep pushing!