Tell me about yourself.
DE: My name is Ericka but the Internet knows me as “DamnnEricka.” I'm 23 living in Long Island, NY & I have multiple jobs, lol. Retail, bartender, receptionist, Youtuber... I stay busy!
How would you describe your personal style?
DE: I don't even know if I have a style. I just wear what I like and some days that’s super girly and other days I'm Nike Tech'd out. If you looked in my closet its a crazy mix of high end designer, a ridiculous amount of Nike, and items that come from small stores. Maybe I'm sporty?
How long have you been collecting kicks?
DE: I started taking it seriously when I was about 15/16 but I always had sneakers even when I was young. Also, a lot of people don't realize I also collect heels and boots. Really I just think I collect shoes in general.
This question may be a little tricky to answer since you have such a huge sneaker collection. If you had to create a 5-pair rotation, which kicks would you choose?
DE: Eek! My anniversary Huaraches I made on NikeID, Space Jams, blk/wht Flyknit Racers, 07 Aquas, & Concepts Rose NB 997 just to brighten things up a bit.
If you could do a design collaboration with ANY sneaker brand, which one would it be?
DE: Jordan, hands down.
You have a dope YouTube channel, started DamnnTwice along with fellow sneakerhead JenTwice, and have been featured on many blogs. What's next for DamnnEricka?
DE: I really just want to spend 2016 focusing on building my brand. I've done some dope stuff but there’s so much more to accomplish. I just go with the flow. Brands/companies reach out but I'm super selective with who I dedicate my time to. I don't ever want to do something just for money. If I'm promoting anything it has to be something I'd actually use.
What/who motivates you?
DE: I motivate me. I know it sounds crazy but really; I believe in myself. I know what I'm capable of and I know who I am/who I want to be.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
DE: Somewhere at my boyfriend’s games looking cute with our (future) child on my lap. :)
Follow Ericka's IG: @damnnericka