Mr. Henrik Munk is a friend of mine. Among other things, he likes sneakers!
Henrik is from Copenhagen: he has that natural good taste and understated style that only Scandinavian people have. I always ask his opinion about sneakers, t-shirts and jeans because I know that his advices are always relevant.
Meet his sneakers collection. He told me that it is not complete as the last additions are missing…
I asked him to make a list of 5 must have sneakers, with a special focus on retro and heritage shoes.
Below his top 5.
1. Nike High Dunk: Released by Nike in September (back to school time) 1985 to match with the uniforms of top college basketball teams (such as Kentucky and Michigan), High Dunk is one of the most loved shoe by sneakers collectors. It exists also the low-cut version.
Mr. Munk’s favorite is the monochromatic Dover Street Market High Dunk Lux, available in two color ways black and white.
2. Nike Tennis Classic Wimbledon: Created in 1973, Nike’s first tennis shoe is named after the world’s most prestigious tournament. Worldwide success came, in fact, around the late ’70s, thanks to John McEnroe, who worn them in the famous British tennis court. The iconic version is white with an electric blue swoosh.
Mr. Munk’s favorite is the new released, Nike Tennis Classic CS in White/Gym Blue.
3. Adidas Campus 80’s: The Adidas Campus was launched in 1978 as a basketball lowcut called the Tournament. Beastie Boys’ favorite sneaker, they worn Adidas Campus in the Check Your Head album cover.
Follow Mr. Munk’s advice and go for the grey!
4. Nike Cortez: Launched for the Olympics games in 1972 as running shoe. A classic Nike heritage model. Mr. Munk suggests the classic, original blue and red color way.
5. Nike ACG Chukka. If you want to buy a present to Mr. Munk, go for this sneaker. Not retro like the others, but certainly of the most beautiful and coolest shoe in the market.
The beard of Henrik was shorter and I was skinnier…below the two of us in a double denim look Tommy Hilfiger.