19 episodes

SneakerNews and ONE37pm have teamed up to bring you Sneaker Salaries, a podcast for those who love sneaker culture! Every week John Kim, Editor In Chief of SneakerNews and Jordan Hagedorn, NFL agent and head of partnerships at SneakerNews, talk the latest in sneaker news, new drops and what’s happening in the scene. Plus, guests in the game who’ve successfully made a career out of their love and passion for sneakers. We’ll see the various ways people are hustling making money with sneakers, so you can do the same!

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

SneakerNews and ONE37pm have teamed up to bring you Sneaker Salaries, a podcast for those who love sneaker culture! Every week John Kim, Editor In Chief of SneakerNews and Jordan Hagedorn, NFL agent and head of partnerships at SneakerNews, talk the latest in sneaker news, new drops and what’s happening in the scene. Plus, guests in the game who’ve successfully made a career out of their love and passion for sneakers. We’ll see the various ways people are hustling making money with sneakers, so you can do the same!

    How @esymai Hoarded Her Skills and Thrived in Design

    How @esymai Hoarded Her Skills and Thrived in Design

    Sophia Chang is an illustrator and designer. Growing up in Flushing, Queens Sophia was pressured to become a doctor, lawyer, or engineer. Fortunately for us, she became an artist. Sophia has designed a critically acclaimed line for Puma and has collaborated with Nike, Adidas, Apple, HBO, and the NBA.




    This conversation is all about breaking through outside pressures and thriving on your own path. Sophia discusses how she defied the expectations of her upbringing but capitalized on her incredible work ethic in the art and design world. She encourages you to hoard skills and sneakers. 




    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter by following @SneakerSalaries! Also, make sure you follow @ONE37pm and @SneakerNews to get the latest in sneaker culture, style and news!

    • 33 min
    How @briansnadav Grew Phillly's Underserved Shoe Market

    How @briansnadav Grew Phillly's Underserved Shoe Market

    Brian Nadav is a Philadelphia native who has retail in his blood. He started working at his father's City Blue stores before wanting to create his own boutique sneaker and clothing store. In 2015 Brian launched Laptsone & Hammer, a cutting edge brick and mortar and online store. 




    In this conversation Brian goes through the evolution of streetwear from the perspective of a retailer. He talks about how he serves the local community and how he was able to survive during the pandemic. 




    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter by following @SneakerSalaries! Also, make sure you follow @ONE37pm and @SneakerNews to get the latest in sneaker culture, style and news!

    • 42 min
    How @derekcurry Grew His Southern Sneaker Boutique Store

    How @derekcurry Grew His Southern Sneaker Boutique Store

    Derek Curry is one of the most respected sneaker store owners in the South. But before that he was a Sergeant in the US Army which included a tour in Iraq. He got his start working at Finish Line then opened up his first Sneaker Politics store in Lafayette, Louisiana in 2006. Now there are 6 Sneaker Politics stores, 2 in Lafayette, and one in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Austin and Dallas.




    Derek discusses how he started his business and why he likes to hire customers who hang out in the store. He also explains his frustrations with bots. 




    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter by following @SneakerSalaries! Also, make sure you follow @ONE37pm and @SneakerNews to get the latest in sneaker culture, style and news!

    • 38 min
    How @philllllthy Cleaned Up with Distressed Shoes

    How @philllllthy Cleaned Up with Distressed Shoes

    You have probably bought distressed jeans, so why not distressed shoes? Phillip Leyesa is a custom shoe designer who has recently made a name for himself by aging sneakers. Phillip is based out of Brooklyn and has been a display artist for Urban Outfitters. He's also a carpenter who builds his own furniture. During the pandemic Phillip has gotten notoriety for aging classic shoes like the Jordan 1s. 




    In the podcast Phillip talks about his recent popularity and even gets into his feelings about the haters. He discusses how he promoted himself, gives hints about what's ahead, and how Japanese art and culture has inspired him.




    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter by following @SneakerSalaries! Also, make sure you follow @ONE37pm and @SneakerNews to get the latest in sneaker culture, style and news!

    • 32 min
    How @evanbelforti Combined Fantasy and Storytelling into Shoe Designs for Reebok

    How @evanbelforti Combined Fantasy and Storytelling into Shoe Designs for Reebok

    In just a few years out of college Evan Belforti has made quite a splash at Reebok. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2017, Evan started at Reebok as a temp. He is now a Footwear Designer for their Fashion and Collaborations team. His innovative designs have helped bring new attention to the legendary sneaker brand.




    In this episode Evan talks about how he brings his interest in fantasy and storytelling into shoe designs. He discusses the lessons he took away from RISD and explains how shoe design is similar to car design.




    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter by following @SneakerSalaries! Also, make sure you follow @ONE37pm and @SneakerNews to get the latest in sneaker culture, style and news!

    • 37 min
    How @grocsmith Has Stayed Relevant and Real

    How @grocsmith Has Stayed Relevant and Real

    For 15 years Gerard Smith has been in the sneaker game. In his hometown of Atlanta, Gerard started reselling shoes with the intent on opening a boutique. Instead he founded The Shoe Game in 2006 and has been a force in the industry ever since. 




    This conversation is real, raw, and really thoughtful. Gerard goes through his career and how he has built real relationships, even with his competitors. He discusses how sneaker media has evolved and how he has had to adapt to the constantly changing environment.




    Follow us on Instagram and Twitter by following @SneakerSalaries! Also, make sure you follow @ONE37pm and @SneakerNews to get the latest in sneaker culture, style and news!

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

athoughtfulape ,

Required Content

Sneaker Salaries is required content for anyone interested in the footwear space, beyond simply collecting cool shoes. The insight and history discussed within every episode is ever-important, especially as the sneaker space experiences a “changing of guard”.

kicks.parker ,

Inspirational, informative with no frills...Love it!

Great show for any level sneakerhead. Very direct and to the point with no fluff. I’ve collected shoes for 30 years and this is inspiring me to think about turning it into a career. Keep up the good work!

gchun1 ,

Awesome

Incredible podcast. Really interesting guests and the hosts are really great at keeping the conversation interesting and informative. Just a great show for anyone into sneakers.

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