Kyle Walker opens the doors to his impressive sneaker closet, dominated by one shoe in particular, the Nike Air Max. The Spurs and England full-back talks about how his contagious love-affair with the Air Max started and how his collection has progressed.

Walker, who blames his sneaker obsession on his mum, was an early starter in the sneaker game. Growing up in Sheffield, Walker developed deep-rooted appreciation from his mother; "When I was growing up, I didn't have much. So my mum always said, ‘Treat things with respect, and they'll last a little bit longer.’ So that's what I've tried to do.”

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When you keep baby wipes in your sneaker cupboard you your sneaker game is top draw. The Air Max 90 was the shoe that kick-started Walker's sneaker fetish but nowadays he claims to be more experimental with the series; “Coming from Sheffield and moving down to London at the age of 19, I found (trainer culture) a lot bigger down here and the trainers a lot louder,” Walker says. “You see all different varieties and the different ways people rock them. So I’ve taken a liking to some of these bolder styles.”