Our journey had already taken us to the big apple and it was imperative for us to hit the West Coast in our hunger for sneakerhead storylines. Hair Stylist, Sneakerhead, Collector and active TeamNB member Scott “Punklance” Green tells us all about how it began for him, why he loves the Reebok pumps and what are his top 5 pairs out of his collection.
Hi, I’m Scott! Born on the east coast, raised mostly on the west coast.
How did your love for shoes begin? What made you start collecting?
I was exposed to rare and cool shoes by being a everyday so cal kid.
You have a bunch of Reebok shoes and pumps specifically. What gravitates you towards them?
It was the first real shoe I wanted as a kid and could never afford, the
Pick any one shoe from a brand you own that in your opinion was horribly executed and tell us what would you change about it?
I don’t think I own anything that I just hated, or
How did your association with TeamNB begin? Tell us what it’s about and how does one become a part of it?
It started over 3 years ago on Niketalk.
Your New Balance collection is extensive. What model(s) do you rock the most and why?
Seeing some sweet 574s in a local footaction in 2002 or 2003 caught my eye. Then I found the MT580 once I started learning more about New Balance and that stole my attention from Reebok and Nike SB.
Has the whole trend of sneaker boutiques ever sparked a thought about creating your own shoe? What would be your dream shoe, if there could be one?
I think every sneaker guy thinks about opening a shop rather than having their own shoe.
You’re into rocking different hair colors. Is it inspired by your love for colorful sneakers or is it the other way around?
That’s my profession. I do hair here in SoCal so I change my hair occasionally.
Your Top 5 Shoes from your collection
New Balance MT580 BN (My favorite
New Balance 670 wood wood
Reebok Pump 20 Solebox Edition
Air Jordan V Black Metallic
Nike SB hulk dunk high
Finding a dead-stock pair of the New Balance MT580BN took me like the past 8 years.
Shoes come and go.
Punklance’s collection is like my favorite shoe store’s display window. It’s colorful, it has a great variety, it’s true, it makes you want to open the door and walk in. His chilled out demeanor complements his taste in shoes that ranges from old school Reeboks and Vans all the way to the latest models of New Balance. His collection doesn’t look and feel rushed and is a true depiction of who he is. After all, how many of us have the patience to wait for a pair for 8 years? On top of that, he has some great collabs and old gems. There’s not one dull moment when scrolling through his IG feed and I want to give a huge shoutout to him for sparing time out of his schedule to do this feature.
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