The term illa has many meanings though we are using it in the sense of "more than ill" when using ill as a positive. Those kicks are ill! It's also an abbreviation of Gorilla, the animal we are so fond of and which features as the brand logo.
illa kicks is a sneaker specialist website for collectors, enthusiasts, resellers and window shoppers featuring news, resources, release dates, tips and tricks and an index of the best smart casual and casual footwear on the market including sneakers of course but also boots and accessories.
Growing up in the mid 80's and throughout the 90's just as the big sneaker companies began to innovate with crazy colors, modern space like materials and other technologies it was hard to not get hooked. I remember being excited every time I copped those new Nike Air Force 1's, or crazy Reeboks. I remember a few people laughing at my outlandish bronze space style shoes from Converse that friends amusingly referred to as my "moon boots". Haters right? As it turns out, old habits do die hard as I can confess that being a sneaker head is a lifelong addiction.
The aim is to link sneaker heads with a wide range of casual and smart-casual footwear from only the most artistic brands out there. Whether it be kicks from the classics like Converse or New Era to more modern brands shaking up the industry like Android Homme and Supra to name a few.
- The Gorilla