50 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.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.7 • 47 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.

    Signature Shoes - The Athletes Who Wore Them and Delightful Pop Culture Nuggets - Ryan Trembath Interview

    Signature Shoes - The Athletes Who Wore Them and Delightful Pop Culture Nuggets - Ryan Trembath Interview

    Ryan Trembath made the most of the pandemic by writing his first book, Signature Shoes - The Athletes Who Wore Them and Delightful Pop Culture Nuggets. In this interview, he discusses how the book came about, some of his surprising discoveries while researching signature sneakers over the last 100 years, and what his tips for aspiring authors are.
    https://youtu.be/skkYroYjwkg (WATCH THIS INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE)
    Buy The Book: https://eckhartzpress.com/?ref=outsidepods
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/trembath_ryan




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


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    • 53 min
    Lucy Crivelli On Starting Your Own Agency, Building Community, and Preparing Yourself To Be Ready When Opportunity Comes Calling

    Lucy Crivelli On Starting Your Own Agency, Building Community, and Preparing Yourself To Be Ready When Opportunity Comes Calling

    Lucy Crivelli is a hustler at heart. From working as a freelance photographer in the sneaker world to starting her own creative agency, to building communities for startups like Aglet, her work speaks for itself.
    We discuss the challenges of starting your own business, how to find freelance work, how building communities isn't about short-term metrics like likes and comments, and showing up in all the ways you can.
    https://youtu.be/m3YwzaemA5w (WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE)
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lucycrivelli
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    Want to buy me a coffee in support of the pod? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickengvall
    Proudly Recorded Using Riverside: http://www.riverside.fm/?via=outsidepods
    Hosting By Captivate: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=nickengvall
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    • 56 min
    Tiffany Beers Talks Failing Correctly, A New Footwear Design Project, and How Being From a Small Town Is a Competitive Advantage

    Tiffany Beers Talks Failing Correctly, A New Footwear Design Project, and How Being From a Small Town Is a Competitive Advantage

    Tiffany Beers is one of the most important footwear designers in the sneaker world with shoes like the Nike Air Yeezy, Nike MAG, and countless others.
    In this conversation, we discuss her upcoming footwear design project, how to learn from your failures, finding your way in the footwear industry, "Air" bag design at Nike, and how being from a small town is actually a competitive advantage that many people see as a disadvantage.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmcQWCnHDEA (WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE)
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rib8e8Hap6A
    IG: https://instagram.com/tiffanybeers
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tiffanybeers
    Photo: The New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/fashion/nike-back-to-the-future-sneaker.html
    [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!]
    Want to buy me a coffee in support of the pod? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickengvall
    Proudly Recorded Using Riverside: http://www.riverside.fm/?via=outsidepods
    Hosting By Captivate: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=nickengvall


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    • 48 min
    It's Not A Ladder, It's A Jungle Gym - Putting In Work On Her Way To The Top - Reham Habib Interview

    It's Not A Ladder, It's A Jungle Gym - Putting In Work On Her Way To The Top - Reham Habib Interview

    Reham Habib has been a part of making brands like Nike, Jordan, and even 50 Cent's G-Unit, some of the most recognizable names on the planet. Her path to the top of the corporate world is "looks less like a ladder and more like a jungle gym," and that includes living in China for 4 years working for Jordan Brand.
    Find out how she's managed to balance work with a healthy dose of travel, and how she thinks the perfect work schedule could look a lot different than tradition determines.
    We also discuss some incredibly important topics like addressing the lack of diversity in leadership levels in the footwear industry, how fans and consumers can hold brands accountable, and how environmentally friendly choices are happening behind the scenes.
    https://youtu.be/4ZCdGmao3dU (WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE)
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    IG: https://instagram.com/rehamhabib
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/rehamhabib
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    Want to buy me a coffee in support of the pod? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nickengvall
    Proudly Recorded Using Riverside: http://www.riverside.fm/?via=outsidepods


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    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


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    IG: https://instagram.com/dj_sneakerhead


    [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


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    • 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:
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    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

$neakerhead1738 ,

A solid listen every time

Glad I came across this podcast recently. Love the perspective Nick offers and the variety of conversations and guests that come. Keep it up!

MLPaprzyca ,

Informational and Inspirational

Nick uses his years of experience in the sneaker industry to provide insight for sneaker enthusiasts. Whether you’re someone already on the inside or someone trying to break into the industry there is a lot to learn.

He has a breadth of knowledge to fall back on but instead uses that knowledge to provide fresh takes. It is inspiring to listen to when he presents all the different routes someone can make it in the sneaker world. Nick also brings in interesting guests that mesh well with his thinking and creativity.

You will learn something new in every episode and wanting to explore ways you yourself can impact sneakers.

airon0828 ,

👍

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

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