There are few personalities bigger than Kenny Gonzales in Instagram's sneaker scene, and that’s not just because he’s a 6’4” mountain of a man with a long, black ponytail, and a footwear collection insured up to $700,000. It’s because his account, @the_perfect_pair, currently has 668,000 followers, helping him become one of the most popular—and polarizing—people to post pictures of their shoes online.

Gonzales, 38, was born in Long Beach, Calif., and spent the first 31 years of his life in Oklahoma City before moving to Highland, Calif., seven years ago. He’s a member of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, which is connected to the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, where he’s currently a tribal member and serves on the general council.