The Flyers Club is a group we created to celebrate people in our community with big ideas and even bigger personal style. We’re here to get to know YOU and share the people, places, and things that inspire you.
This week’s Flyers Club feature is Josh Johnston. Josh is a creative photographer, content creator, and business entrepreneur trying to encourage his community to live life to the absolute fullest. In his early 20’s, Josh decided a typical 9-5 life wasn’t for him, and he picked up and moved to LA to start down his new career path. In his spare time, he enjoys upcycling thrifted items and is a fan of all things Taylor Swift.
Favorite PF Flyers sneaker?
Black Allston Hi Top Canvas Sneaker!
Describe yourself in three words
Creative, ambitious, passionate
What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
I grew up a gymnast!
What’s one thing everyone knows about you?
I love to laugh, and I love making other people laugh
When it comes to sneaker style, Josh is drawn to classic court-inspired silhouettes like the Center Lo. An archival reissue pulled from the PF vaults, the Center Lo features our signature vertically-ribbed toe guard, distinctive treaded outsole, and the Posture Foundation insert that revolutionized sneaker comfort and made PF Flyers a household name.
Vintage or new?
Who/what are your biggest style inspirations?
@wisdm! He’s an amazing fashion influencer that has quickly and deservingly gained an audience through social media because of his fashion. The way he styles pieces and puts together outfits is so unique and creative. His individuality really inspires me. I also get very inspired just on a day-to-day basis seeing LA street style!
What’s your current music obsession?
Taylor Swift always. Major swiftie here.
“There is room for everyone, there is room for YOU, and you are more than enough.”
Black or white?
How would you define your style?
Edgy, creative, and oversized.
Something you learned way later than you should have?
How to be my own person, think of myself, and make decisions based on what I want for myself and my happiness.
“I grew up in a community where I felt very restricted and felt like I had to constantly hide who I was. My true self wasn’t accepted, and I was taught to hide it.”
Biggest risk you’ve taken?
I decided that working a typical 9-5 in my early 20’s just wasn’t for me, so I packed up and moved to the California Coast within less than 2 weeks of that decision. I had no idea what I was doing or going to do, but it was the best decision I made and led me to everything I’ve accomplished and the person I’ve become today.
Biggest fashion risk you’ve taken?
I upcycle a lot of thrifted items and turn them into high fashion pieces. I think some people would say they are sometimes questionable, but I think that’s what makes it so cool and unique. What’s the point of fashion if you’re not taking risks?
One thing about you that would surprise your childhood self
Everything haha. I am a completely different person and living a completely different life than I ever would have imagined when I was a kid.
Vacation or staycation?
Best Instagram/TikTok account you follow?
Last book you read?
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Dream job if money didn’t matter?
Something to do with ocean/wildlife preservation.
Location of your dream vacation?
South of France
The food, place, or song that makes you feel nostalgic
The outfit you’re most comfortable in?
Baggy track pants and an oversized hoodie with Jordan’s.
This year, I really want to…
Expand my jewelry business to a much larger scale.
Sneakers 7 days a week or only on the weekends?
7 days a week
“Once I decided to live life for ME and accepted that I was enough and that I am actually the best part of me, is when I really started living MY life.”
One thing you’re a real nerd about?
A fact, quote, or piece of advice you’re obsessed with
Done is better than perfect
Tell us (and the world) about YOU, who you are, and how you’re changing the game in your niche/world/domain
I am a creative photographer, creator, and business entrepreneur trying to encourage everyone to live life to their absolute fullest. I am trying to inspire people to be their absolute most authentic selves and as cheesy as it sounds, to chase their dreams. I grew up in a community where I felt very restricted and felt like I had to constantly hide who I was. My true self wasn’t accepted, and I was taught to hide it. I was taught that my dreams weren’t ok if they weren’t “the norm.” That’s how I lived most of my life. Once I decided to live life for ME and accepted that I was enough and that I am actually the best part of me, is when I really started living MY life. There is room for everyone, there is room for YOU, and you are more than enough.