Tyrone Edwards, better known as @mr1loveto, has been the face of Canadian entertainment television for quiet some time. His career first began as the host of RAPCITY during the nostalgic MuchMusic days and today, he’s the host at CTV’s eTalk! He’s always rocking a killer outfit, and to him fashion is a way of expressing his true authentic self.
Over the years, Tyrone was no stranger to evolving wardrobe looks. Everything from streetwear to formal wear, he sure knows how to rock any red carpet look! But, there’s one element to an outfit that really ties everything together. To Tyrone, that’s a fresh new pair of sneakers. I sat down with Tyrone to discuss all things sneaker talk and trusting eBay Canada’s new Authenticity Guarantee Program.
Tyrone’s love for fashion stems from his childhood growing up in Toronto. His mom always made sure he looked good going to church and school and from there, Tyrone took those morals and values and implemented them into his everyday life.
“Its always fun to come up with different ideas, looks and mix and match things and if you actually enjoy putting outfits together, the more you do, the better you get at it,” Tyrone said.
During his teenage years he really fell in love with the idea of getting dressed up. In recent years, he’s gotten the opportunity to build-up his suit game and really rock every outfit.
Some of his favourite looks include a hybrid fusion, sporty-formal, preppy, and comfy-casual. He loves the contrast of a really preppy outfit like khaki shorts and a white polo but with bold gold jewellery and a fresh set of grills. Having a good pair of sneakers on your feet can really elevate any of these looks. Tyrone’s says his love for sneakers comes from his love for fashion and trying new things.
“Whatever is on your feet is clutch and a lot of the times that’s going to be a good sneaker. A good sneaker is really going to show your knowledge of the sneaker game and a sneaker should always tell a story. When I play basketball I only wear Kyrie’s or Kobe’s. Kyrie’s because I really align with his beliefs and Kobe’s because he’s my favourite basketball player of all time,” Tyrone said.
During the early 2000s, Tyrone played NCAA basketball at Hillsdale College in Michigan so he knows a good basketball sneaker when he sees one. Tyrone’s favourite Kyrie’s are the Spongebob Kyrie’s — he shares a matching pair with his daughter — and the Black History Month Kyrie’s. Tyrone also has a pair autographed Kobe’s… but that’s a story for another day.
Tyrone’s Favourite All-Time Sneakers
1. Nike Men’s Air Force 1 Low – White
Tyrone said you can style this sneaker with almost any look. Whatever the look, this shoe will never disappoint. He says each summer he buys 3 pairs of brand new Air Force 1’s because you always have to make sure they’re looking fresh.
2. Jordan 11 Carolina Retro Low University Blue
Tyrone says that the baby blue sole on these Jordan Carolina’s is everything! This shoe gives all those nostalgic vibes of how crazy Jordan releases use to be.
3. Prada New America’S Cup Bike Fabric Sneakers
“These Prada’s are just a high-end feel and they’re just a whole vibe. You can dress them up and you can dress casual. Its premium and with this sneaker you can start getting into material and quality leather,” Tyrone said.
4. Air Jordan 9 “Space Jam”
“This is my favourite pair of Jordan’s. It was the pair I always wanted as a kid, I thought they were the coolest looking. They look good on the court, but also as an everyday sneaker. To me, this sneaker is equivalent to a red Ferrari, its so classic,” Tyrone said.
eBay Canada Launches New Authenticity Guarantee Program
In May, eBay Canada launched the new Authenticity Guarantee program where collectible sneakers sold on the site (over $100) are fully vetted and verified. This verification is done by an independent team of industry experts, Sneaker Con, at eBay’s newly-launched Canadian authentication centre entirely dedicated to sneakers.
Authenticated pre-owned sneakers are also available to Canadian buyers, with access to inventory from the U.S., a serious game changer for the sneaker collectors and style enthusiasts north of the border. So, if you’re looking to get your hands on some Tyrone’s favourite sneakers, you can find them on eBay Canada today!