Houston-based startup Tradeblock is delivering on its promise to ensure sneakerheads can have a more frictionless experience. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tradeblock – Sneaker Trading (@tradeblock.us)
Nov 3, 2022
The most profitable shoe deals in the NBA, in total, generate billions of dollars for the sneaker industry. And yet, the most profitable shoe deal on this list goes to a man who hasn’t stepped on the basketball court in more than two decades. “Wholesale revenue at Nike’s Jordan Brand subsidiary hit $3.14 billion in the fiscal year ending May 2019, up 10% from 2018,” reports Forbes, who compiled the initial list of the most profitable shoe deals in the NBA today. “ MJ’s annual take is an estimated $130 million, four times more than that of James, the No. 2 earner, with $32 million. Arguably, 16 years after he last laced up his own high tops on the court, more Jordan-branded shoes and apparel are being sold than the signature lines of every other current NBA player. Combined.” The business of sneakers is a profitable one and one that has made millions of dollars for basketball players that have been lucky enough to get into it. In fact, according to Forbes, the vast majority of NBA...
Aug 17, 2022
Do you remember getting new shoes for school, and your mom made you walk across the store to see how they looked on your feet? If you answered “yes,” then many of us had a similar childhood. More interesting than that, however, is a new technology that will allow you to take that fashion stroll from the comfort of your home to determine if the shoe you want is the right choice. Amazon announced that shoppers in the United States and Canada will have access to its new Virtual Try-On feature for shoes, which will be available for iPhone users. The company, founded by Jeff Bezos, already allowed its users to participate in the try-before-you-buy program for Amazon Prime members. If a person was interested in specific pieces of clothing, they could use the program to try it on and send it back if it wasn’t a good fit. Building on this program, the augmented reality (AR) technology will allow buyers to try on shoes they like without ever leaving their homes. “Amazon Fashion’s goal is to...
Jun 13, 2022
As the nation celebrated mothers this past weekend, one mommy-daughter duo took it a bit further with a special edition of sneakers that are a nod to their relationship. Just in time for her 15th WNBA season, Candace Parker sported a special pair of adidas sneakers designed by her 12-year-old daughter Lailaa Parker, reports Boardroom. “These are the moments I live for as a mother,” said Parker in an Instagram caption debuting the new kicks. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Candace Parker (@candaceparker)
May 9, 2022
Mich a el Jordan may have been out of the league for a while now, but his legacy will carry him on for decades to come! Each of the Jordan heirs is doing their part in making sure the Jordan legacy lives on, and, as a part of this continued effort, Marcus Jordan is elevating the retail experience with his Orlando, FL store, TROPHY ROOM. With a soft launch on March 26 , patrons were able to check out the upscale retail boutique that offers exclusive Jordan collaborations and partnerships with Nike and Upper Deck Authenticated. TROPHY ROOM offers a wide variety of footwear, apparel, and memorabilia to consumers.
Apr 4, 2022
If you’re a sneakerhead, EBkicks isn’t just a luxury — it’s a requirement. Made of all-natural and biodegradable materials, EBkicks — helmed by the husband-and-wife team of Kenny and Elin Berbick — is safe for all shoe materials. The Las Vegas-based duo has achieved exponential success as a family-centered lifestyle brand. As life and business partners, Elin and Kenny Berbick, pride themselves on being the original sneakerheads. The duo’s passion for sneakers inspired them to put their hard-earned money to develop low-cost top-tier biodegradable sneaker cleaning products. EB and Kenny have even become influencers in their own right with over 180,000 followers on Instagram and over 365,000 followers on TikTok, amassing nearly 5 million likes on the latter platform. What’s more, the solution can keep your expensive shoes lasting a lot longer — and looking a lot better in the process. The product was also recently featured in GQ, when popular sneaker influencers Miguel and Grace...
Mar 11, 2022
The wait is over for the late Virgil Abloh’s highly-anticipated exclusive sneaker release. Fans of the trailblazing designer now have the chance to get their hands on Nike x Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 shoes, which are set for online auction, according to TMZ. The unique air forces were created by Abloh for the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2022 collection and were first initially revealed in June 2021.
Jan 20, 2022
The city of Philadelphia births hustlers, and Cory Matthews is a young native who exemplifies the narrative. The student-entrepreneur hails from North Philadelphia, where he is currently a student at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Matthews’ journey as a businessman hit full force in high school when he founded his own sneaker cleaning business, The Sole Surgeon 215, according to Temple News. View this post on Instagram A post shared by #1 Sneaker Cleaner IN PHILLY (@thesolesurgeon215)
Jan 18, 2022