What do you do, when you find yourself in the big city of Bangkok? You go to 24 Kilates of course, and that’s what we did. A short cab ride from the busy Sukhumvit Road can take some time, due to the heavy, ruthless Bangkok traffic. Thank God for air condition! 24 Kilates stands out in this huge wooden square, in what seems like a residential neighborhood. The shop looks really good with a lot of nice details, such as the sneaker vault and gold bars.
We caught up with Oakley and and had a nice sneaker chat.
When did the store open?
The store opened up in 2016, the good folks over at 24K Barcelona came over and did their part in setting up the shop.
Who comes to the shop ?
Mainly tourists and locals who wants something special. Because the store is off the main shopping streets, you need to know where you are going to find it.
Favourite sneaker at the moment ?
Any diadora really.
What drop are you Looking forward to?
Exited for the Reebok OG , refreshing amongst all the NMD, Yeezy and Boost drops.
All time favorite colab?
Obviously a 24K colab, but hard to say just one, because there has been so many good ones.
Oakley pulls down the N9000 "Toro" from the wall as an example. A black calf-hair upper rides atop a red and white sole unit, complete with tiny horns upon the lace eyelets, leather laces, and an embossed heel. The sneakers are Made in Italy and are limited to just 300 pairs.
Time goes extremely fast (and furious) in Bangkok, so after the chat with Oakley I quickly copped a pair of Packer x Asics Gel Lyte V “Scary Cold” and a 24 Kilates x X-large tee before I dipped back into the flowing traffic of cars and bikes. Next stop; the rooftop swimming pool. Enjoy your frozen weather back home!