Sole Digger is back! Stay tuned for more regular street blogging from the master of approaching strangers and asking them about their shoes.

The beauty with sneaker hunting is that you never know when you will find your next kicks lover, and on a visit to my local grocery store I met Damien, a local skater and sneaker collector who lives only minutes away from me.
With a taste for retro Adidas skater styles, his collection includes a number of ZX shoes, a pair of Mark Gonzales Gazelle skate shoes, and these eye-catching Adidas Skateboarding Campus kicks give a great example of a clean, timeless shoe that has been given a modern reworking.


In addition to his love for retro Adidas styles Damien has also recently acquired a pair of Nike Free 5.0′s, which like me, he has found to be a great summer shoe, which are helping him to overcome an ankle injury of his own (you can see the swelling around his ankle in the bottom pic).