• She Got Game: No One Does It Better Than @Infamouskayce
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    “This for me was all about contrast…Wearing all black, a green long bomber, and then all red shoes, it was very Yeezy-inspired. I wanted the shoes to stand out so I wore neutral colors.”

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    “This was a super casual day, I had on yoga pants and a Nike poncho. I definitely wanted my shoes to be a statement so I tried to be very simple. ‘South Beaches’ are definitely my favorite and only LeBrons I’m wearing now.”

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    “These were definitely my favorite Air Maxes back in the day, so the fact that these were just released I couldn’t wait to wear and pair them with all black.”

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    “Sporty, comfy, and stylish. I definitely love volt yellow, so the fact that these ASICS matched this outfit perfectly, I was hyped. Anything volt yellow, I’m copping!”

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    “Ahhhh, the Aunt Pearls. I actually copped these by default. When I was working for the WNBA Seattle Storm, Sue Bird got these from Nike for our Breast Cancer Awareness game. She couldn’t wear them because she was injured that year, so she gave them to me. They mean a lot to me because my mom is a breast cancer survivor. Def’ a favorite and lucky cop.”

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    “The classic all white Vans! I love to switch it up, and I definitely love to explore with different brands. These are so comfy and all white, so you can pair it with anything. You know I love my jerseys so the Phillies jersey was perfect.”

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    “I always forget that I have these…but I love red shoes, and I love Xs. One of my close friends copped me these so I am forever grateful. I get compliments on these all the time.”

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    “This one is touchy. Growing up as a hooper, it was like the unwritten rule that you couldn’t mix brands. I’ve seen Teyana Taylor rock some adidas pants and some J’s once, and I was like ‘that look is dope,’ so I tried it out. Probably won’t do it again though, I don’t wanna be a hypocrite.”

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    “You know I’m all about my jerseys, and I love shoes that are solid or mostly solid and stand out. These orange KDs are the one.”

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    “Funny story about this. I absolutely love this jersey and I was waiting for a dope time to wear it. Well, I chose the wrong time. I wore it for the first time when I visited NYC last month, and I didn’t realize the Blue Jays were rivals of the Yankees, so I definitely got a lot of heat for wearing it in the City but they went perfect with my favorite J’s so I had to do it.”

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  • Kayce Kirihara female sneakerhead

Kayce Kirihara, the ruler of the Instagram account @infamouskayce and one of fall’s most important sneakerheads, starts our phone conversation by introducing herself as a regular girl that doesn’t deem herself a sneakerhead.

Okay, but regular girls don’t run point at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, as Kirihara did during her playing days, and regular girls don’t establish work relationships with the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. Regular girls don’t normally have this many sneakers, either. But that’s what happens when your dad passes on his love to you.

“He wanted a little boy,” Kirihara says now, “and he got me instead.”

It’s that love for kicks and her way of showing that love that’s really respected. Kirihara didn’t always have 107,000 IG followers until one day she woke up and posted a picture where she wore one sneaker and one heel. The rest is history.

“It sounds so tacky to me now,” she says, “but that picture blew up.”

For Kirihara, sneakers are fashion, the way they look–alone or paired with an outfit–meaning more than the history or context they fit into, which is why she wouldn’t dare classify herself as a sneakerhead. Thanks to her feet staying the same size since the fifth grade, though, she’s amassed a varied collection of trainers and performance kicks to match her heavy jersey collection. Her focus isn’t just on sneakers, however. When I described her style as athleisure with a feminine twist to it, the native of Seattle one-upped me by calling it “tomboy chic” or “feminine tomboy.” Whatever you want to call it, Kirihara’s style doesn’t fit any one category.

A stylist on and off the ‘gram, read on as Kirihara talks about some of her favorite kicks and the outfits she pairs them with. In this edition of She Got Game: No One Does It Better Than @Infamouskayce.

image via Layla DeVera