The CarBadToTheBone Interview

Cozy & Fit? The perfect combination of both for this week’s installment of #SheGotSole: The Blog Series! Meet Nike Ambassador and future personal trainer & health coach Anna Bella Carbone.

Name: Anna Bella Carbone; ABC; Anna B.

Instagram: @carbadtothebone

Where are you from? I rep Queens like Supreme…lol! I am from Queens, NY!



What's your favorite sneaker? Why?
I definitely go through phases. What remains consistent is the fact I love any of Nike’s running-inspired sportswear (Air Max 1s, 90s, 95s, 97, Plus, etc.). I think this is because of my athletic background. I was always in training or running sneakers so I naturally have an affinity toward Air Max! I have to say my favorite is probably my Nike Air Zoom Albis which are trail running inspired. They have such a unique, masculine look due to its bulkiness and has ridges on the outsole for traction. But I feel like I can throw them on with anything and look fly! I don’t see many women in a shoe like that so they definitely break a barrier and turn heads when I rock them.



What do you think of the current state of female sneaker culture?
Being a tomboy, I always felt like the black sheep growing up. I forced myself to wear Uggs and heels, but I never quite felt like myself then. Nowadays, I feel so comfortable with just being who I am. That’s how I know that the female sneaker culture is in full effect and it’s a thing now. My style has always been sneakers and very cozy so I am out here living my best life! I love that women wearing men’s clothes and rocking Jordans are now acceptable. I am looking forward to what 2018 is going to bring as far as women and street culture go. Obviously strides were made, but there is still a long way to go. I want to see more women designers and brands out there!



Lastly, how do you incorporate sneakers into your daily wardrobe?
How?! I wear sneakers everyday. Rain, snow, shine…I am always in kicks. Being an athlete, I was always in sneakers because I was always on my way to practice, a game, or the gym. Over the years though, the sneakers I have been wearing have gone from super athletic to more premium and stylish. I have extended my sneaker collection so I can wear them with pretty much anything and anywhere! For when I go out, I have a thing for bodycon midi dresses (modest, yet sexy) and I would pair that with Air Max 90’s or 1’s--just because they have a bit more height. I support everyone’s style, but personally for me, my rule of thumb is pairing fire kicks with a more lowkey outfit so the sneakers are the focus. Thankfully, I have more of a cozy style so sneakers can basically be paired with anything I wear. Nowadays, I am mostly in classic Air Force 1’s because they are so simple and I don’t need to worry too much about styling…especially if I am in a hurry!

Stay tuned for Anna’s new website Alpha Chronicles featuring healthy recipes, her favorite eateries, workouts, and more! 

9 comments

Liz M

Awesome. Your are incredible keep it goin.

Jerry

Awesome read love it. Shout out to Anna repping dub as queens lol but showing love to the culture and what she doing I’m proud

Mayra Marrero

Awesome!!

Karen

Amazing Anna!

Lulu

Awesome. Congratulations

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