Kika Lateef is a digital creator who documents her personal style and daily outfit inspiration via Tiktok and Youtube. Sneakers have played an integral part in shaping her wardrobe choices and aesthetic, becoming a true vehicle for self-expression.

After shooting the Sneakertellers campaign, we pulled Kika aside to chat sneaker memories and her first visit to a Stationgallery store

It looks like youre visiting?
My first sneaker memory (as in buying my first ever cool sneakers myself) was in 2014. I ordered some sneakers off an obscure European store online, wasn’t sure if I even got the sizing right BUT I waited a month for them to arrive. I think the wait made it significant – that and the fact that I spent my first paycheque on them. I wore them nearly every day and still have them!

You’re wearing Puma in our Sneakertellers campaign. What comes to mind when you think about the brand?
The classic Puma Suede! I liked the minimal aesthetic, comfort, and practicality of the style – it’s very cool.

What’s your favourite thing about the Puma Cali Rose Gold you wore for the shoot?
CALL US | 9AM - 9PM.

How have sneakers shaped your personal style over the years?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always worn sneakers so I guess you could say I’ve always had a love for sneakers. I became more interested in the aesthetic style of sneakers when I left high school and was able to purchase my own pair. I’m not a ‘sneakerhead’ collector but I do appreciate how people are able to style them with certain outfits and really make them their own!

You’re wearing Puma in our Sneakertellers campaign. What comes to mind when you think about the brand?
The classic Puma Suede! I liked the minimal aesthetic, comfort, and practicality of the style – it’s very cool.

What’s your favourite thing about the Puma Cali Rose Gold you wore for the shoot?
CALL US | 9AM - 9PM.

How have sneakers shaped your personal style over the years?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always worn sneakers so I guess you could say I’ve always had a love for sneakers. I became more interested in the aesthetic style of sneakers when I left high school and was able to purchase my own pair. I’m not a ‘sneakerhead’ collector but I do appreciate how people are able to style them with certain outfits and really make them their own!



How have sneakers shaped your personal style over the years?
Sneakers definitely gave me a sense of freedom with what I would wear and an opportunity to experiment with colour! Which is now a huge part of my style choices. I love practicality and comfort with fashion, and sneakers give me the opportunity to do this. There’s also a sense of versatility with sneakers – as in I can wear them with dresses, skirts or pants – anything really. They also helped me find a specific aesthetic – I’m always drawn towards the classic sneakers from the 80s and 90s which has really influenced my personal style.

When was your first visit to a Stationgallery store?
I was on holiday in Melbourne for a One Direction concert in 2012! Stumbled across Stationgallery (Perth was yet to get any type of sneaker store). I bought myself my first pair of ‘branded’ sneakers and felt suuuuuper cool.

When was your first visit to a Stationgallery store?
When I was in high school I was very into obnoxious bright colours (and one direction lol) and Harry Styles was seen wearing a very specific pair of sneakers. So of course, I now needed a pair!! Stationgallery had just opened up in Perth, and they had the shoe in stock (!), albeit in one size too small (ordered it anyway) and my dad went to pick it up. But he came back with two bags because he got himself a red and white matching pair.

How have sneakers shaped your personal style over the years?
Sneakers definitely gave me a sense of freedom with what I would wear and an opportunity to experiment with colour! Which is now a huge part of my style choices. I love practicality and comfort with fashion, and sneakers give me the opportunity to do this. There’s also a sense of versatility with sneakers – as in I can wear them with dresses, skirts or pants – anything really. They also helped me find a specific aesthetic – I’m always drawn towards the classic sneakers from the 80s and 90s which has really influenced my personal style.

When was your first visit to a Stationgallery store?
I was on holiday in Melbourne for a One Direction concert in 2012! Stumbled across Stationgallery (Perth was yet to get any type of sneaker store). I bought myself my first pair of ‘branded’ sneakers and felt suuuuuper cool.

When was your first visit to a Stationgallery store?
When I was in high school I was very into obnoxious bright colours (and one direction lol) and Harry Styles was seen wearing a very specific pair of sneakers. So of course, I now needed a pair!! Stationgallery had just opened up in Perth, and they had the shoe in stock (!), albeit in one size too small (ordered it anyway) and my dad went to pick it up. But he came back with two bags because he got himself a red and white matching pair.



If you had your own action figure, what two accessories would it come with?
THE LATEST DROPS.