Unless you’ve migrated to Mars, you already know sneakers are not only stylish now, but they’re also trend-setting luxury pieces. But it can be difficult (and expensive) to find meticulously crafted sneakers, made with the same passion and quality as, say, an Italian brogue or an English oxford. Not any more.
HighLine by Sean Khoo is an online webstore that specialises in sneakers that are difficult to find in Asia. An auditor by trade, advertising agency owner and F&B business-owner, Khoo launched HighLine to quench his lifelong desire to be involved in the fashion industry – and luxurious sneakers was a natural fit. “Before I decide to feature the sneakers on HighLine, I myself own and wear them,” he says. “I love beautifully designed products with great quality and craftsmanship. I love wearing these sneakers every day, and I hope people will share the same sentiment with me.”
Khoo is almost always seen in the MALLET Black Python Slip-Ons, while he also highly recommends Italian-made FACTO. “It’s one of a kind: when I first held it, I had never felt that kind of heftiness due to its superior quality – yet it’s incredibly light on your feet.” From Portugal comes the brand J. Reinaldo, which “has a very unique appeal in its versatility,” Khoo explains. “You can dress it up with suits, or pair it down with jeans and T-shirts.”
Khoo is now hard at work to bring in more brands from the US as well as Europe. Stay tuned and start shopping for your next pair at: highlinebyseankhoo.com.