46 episodes

Outside The Box Podcast is hosted by Nick Engvall and aims to showcase the opportunities in the footwear business and inspire people to turn their passion for sneakers into career opportunities through conversations with thought-leaders, creators, and entrepreneurs in the sneaker business.

Outside The Box Podcast: A Different Way To Think About Sneaker‪s‬ Outside The Box Podcast

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

Outside The Box Podcast is hosted by Nick Engvall and aims to showcase the opportunities in the footwear business and inspire people to turn their passion for sneakers into career opportunities through conversations with thought-leaders, creators, and entrepreneurs in the sneaker business.

    From Flipping Sneakers to Flipping Houses - How To Become A Profitable Hobbyist

    From Flipping Sneakers to Flipping Houses - How To Become A Profitable Hobbyist

    The Profitable Hobbyist, Darrin "DJ" Willingham Jr, joins Nick Engvall for a conversation about turning your sneaker reselling hobby into flipping houses for a living.
    https://youtu.be/eFjkOSJ9rGE (WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE)
    We discuss:
    Becoming A Profitable Hobbyist
    The Benefits of Selling High Dollar Sneakers
    How Doing What You Love Creates Accidental Opportunities


    Selling Sneakers to Professional Athletes


    What to Consider when Buying Your First Home


    Follow DJ:
    IG: https://instagram.com/shegotgame
    Website: https://www.meganannwilson.com/
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-shegotgame-podcast/id1529222049


    [Links contain affiliate links, we may receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link. A great way to support the pod!]


    Proudly Recorded Using Riverside: http://www.riverside.fm/?via=outsidepods


    Hosting By Captivate: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=nickengvall


    Follow Outside The Box:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/outsidepods
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/outsidepods
    Subscribe to our newsletter: http://outsidepods.substack.com/

    • 57 min
    From Sneaker Reality Show To Sustainable Design: Finding Your Path In The Footwear Business

    From Sneaker Reality Show To Sustainable Design: Finding Your Path In The Footwear Business

    Nick Engvall talks with Megan Ann Wilson about being on the first-ever sneaker reality show, her work as a creative, stylist to professional athletes, and as a designer.
    https://youtu.be/B84Ovm0vAHo (WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE)
    We discuss:
    Dealing With Professional Athletes As A Stylist


    Her Experience at Parsons and Pensole Design School


    Not Being Too Hard On Yourself About Sustainability


    How Creators Can Avoid Burnout


    Having The Courage To Change Your Path




    Follow Megan:
    IG: https://instagram.com/shegotgame
    Website: https://www.meganannwilson.com/
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-shegotgame-podcast/id1529222049


    [Links contain affiliate links, we may receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link. A great way to support the pod!]


    Proudly Recorded Using Riverside: http://www.riverside.fm/?via=outsidepods


    Hosting By Captivate: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=nickengvall


    Follow Outside The Box:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/outsidepods
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/outsidepods
    Subscribe to our newsletter: http://outsidepods.substack.com/

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Meet Two High School Students Who Are Providing Sneakers To The NYC Homeless Through Their Non-Profit - Sole Purpose NYC Interview

    Meet Two High School Students Who Are Providing Sneakers To The NYC Homeless Through Their Non-Profit - Sole Purpose NYC Interview

    On this episode of the Outside The Box Podcast, Nick Engvall talks with Ross Brodsky and Alex Goldenberg, two high school students who founded the non-profit Sole Purpose NYC, an organization that is collecting and refurbishing sneakers to give back to the New York City homeless.
    https://youtu.be/qVXX3Dafw4s (WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE)
    We discuss:
    The Challenges Of Donating When You're Under 21
    Winning A $3,000 Scholarship
    The Process Of Sanitizing Sneakers
    How You Can Help Support The Cause
    Follow Sole Purpose:
    https://instagram.com/solepurposenyc
    https://www.solepurposenyc.com/


    [Links contain affiliate links, we may receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link. A great way to support the pod!]
    Proudly Recorded Using Riverside: http://www.riverside.fm/?via=outsidepods
    Hosting By Captivate: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=nickengvall
    Follow Outside The Box:


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/outsidepods


    Instagram: https://instagram.com/outsidepods


    Subscribe to our newsletter: http://outsidepods.substack.com/

    • 42 min
    How Sneaker Boutiques and Brands Can Learn From The Gamestop & Robinhood Stock Market Chaos

    How Sneaker Boutiques and Brands Can Learn From The Gamestop & Robinhood Stock Market Chaos

    On this episode of the Outside The Box Podcast, Nick Engvall talks with Justin Valley, owner of Prospect, a brand and boutique based in San Diego, California, always after a good laugh, Justin showed up wearing an original Kanye West Dropout Bear costume from 2004.
    https://youtu.be/6WN682TT3s0 (WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE)
    We discuss:
    The Power of Hiring From Within The Community
    Paying Attention To Trends That Aren't Online
    Finding Inspiration and Creating For Your City
    Should You Open A Sneaker Store In 2021?
    Follow Prospect:


    https://instagram.com/prspctsd
    https://twitter.com/prspctsd


    [Links contain affiliate links, we may receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link. A great way to support the pod!]


    Proudly Recorded Using Riverside: http://www.riverside.fm/?via=outsidepods


    Hosting By Captivate: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=nickengvall


    Follow Outside The Box:


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/outsidepods
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/outsidepods
    Subscribe to our newsletter: http://outsidepods.substack.com/

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Changing The Way The Footwear Industry Thinks About Design With Calling All Creators Founder Jeremy Green

    Changing The Way The Footwear Industry Thinks About Design With Calling All Creators Founder Jeremy Green

    On this episode of the Outside The Box Podcast, Nick Engvall talks with Jeremy Green, Founder of Calling All Creators, a global design collective that is poised to change the way the footwear industry thinks about democratizing design work, making sustainability more than a buzzword, and more.
    https://youtu.be/0063JlheBIc (WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE)
    We discuss:
    The Democratization Of Design
    Getting More Access For All Creators
    How Verzuz Changed More Than Just The Pandemic
    Making Sustainability More Than A Marketing Term
    The Loss Of Creative Freedom That Comes From Working At A Brand
    Follow Jeremy:
    https://instagram.com/callingallcreators
    https://instagram.com/jeremym.green


    Follow Outside The Box:


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/outsidepods


    Instagram: https://instagram.com/outsidepods


    Subscribe to our newsletter: http://outsidepods.substack.com/

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Changing The Mental Health Conversation Through A Passion For Sneakers, How To Be Better Allies, and Allen Iverson Fandom - Liz Beecroft Interview

    Changing The Mental Health Conversation Through A Passion For Sneakers, How To Be Better Allies, and Allen Iverson Fandom - Liz Beecroft Interview

    On this episode of the Outside The Box Podcast, Nick Engvall talks with Liz Beecroft, who has collaborated with Nike, The Hundreds, and more, while combining two of her passions and inspiring conversations about mental health and the worlds of sneakers and streetwear along the way.
    https://youtu.be/AtmmZp6xUCg (WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE)
    We discuss:
    How She Became Such A Huge Allen Iverson Fan
    How Men Can Be Better Allies In Supporting Women In Footwear
    Using Sneakers In Her Work As A Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    The Challenges Of Collaborating With Big Brands
    How Stigmas and Trendiness Hold Us All Back


    For More Info On Mental Health:
    24/7 Confidential Support - https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
    Text Someone To Talk - https://crisistextline.org
    Affordable Therapy - https://openpathcollective.org
    Finding The Right Therapist - https://mywellbeing.com


    Follow Liz:
    https://instagram.com/lizbcroft


    Follow Outside The Box:


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/outsidepods


    Instagram: https://instagram.com/outsidepods


    Subscribe to our newsletter: http://outsidepods.substack.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

airon0828 ,

👍

Not your typical sneaker podcast. Informative with varying opinions and thoughts around sneakers, fashion, tech, etc.

bdrake25 ,

Informative and fun! Worth a listen.

Outside the Box consists of the trio Tiffany Beers, Nick Engvall, and Jacques Slade, each bring a very unique and informative view to the world of sneakers and beyond. The three have great chemistry with each other and there is rarely a dull moment during each podcast. Tiffany has working experience as an Innovator at Nike, Nick has a long background in the sneaker world through blogs and brands, while Jacques has the unique ability to open random boxes that arrive at his house and talk about what’s in them! But on a serious note, I’ve listened to every podcast and can honestly say I’ve learned something new every time. In the world we live in today, it’s really just nice listening to 3 genuinely nice individuals talk about what they are passionate about. And Kustoo’s relationship advice is an added bonus!

Solelo67 ,

Well Rounded and Next Level

The podcast is amazing. The dynamic between the trio is truly great. They all bring their own uniqueness to the table which covers every realm Outside the Box..keep up the great work guys.

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