Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Ever since I was a little boy in Brooklyn, NYC I grew up around neighborhood influencers who always had all the hype gear and the best or more rarest shoes available. I grew a passion for sneakers at a very young age. My family was poor and my mother did not have the extra funds to spend on Jordan’s for me. My dad left us at a very young age and my mother had 3 children to take care of on her own so it was very hard for me to get shoes that I wanted. As I grew older and got a job I started saving money weekly so that I could buy my first pair of Jays. In 2008 I got my first pair finally.. a pair of Jordan 8 Aquas! This shoe is by far my favorite because of how comfy they are plus it was my first accomplishment in getting a hype shoe.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
The best part about this is, I started meeting new people and others that have struggled just like me to get these hard to get shoes. Most of us ended up creating a network for each other. When I need a pair that I cannot get but it’s a must cop for me I get in touch with my group for assistance. I have also linked up with MLB players and high rollers from Miami that show support to my business and what I do.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
I never gave up, no one should ever give in. Always keep fighting for what is yours and for what you don’t have. I always stay humble but also hungry at the same time. I want to be the best at what I do and I will continue by providing excellent services to my current clients and future ones.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I am grateful to be friends with Elvin Moreno most people know him as DJ Nano or @nanothedj on Instagram. He helped me stay focused and hyped at the same time. Also exposed me to other influencers. He shows nothing but love and support and always helps guide me in the right direction.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I started my online business about a year ago. I have helped donate to those in families in need. I have been part of local events to give back to the kids with school supplies last school season. I always give back to the community.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
I have learned that by helping others you earn friends. Now a day it’s very important for who you know not what you know. I try to help as many people that come across my path. You just never know what may happen in the future.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
I have two Instagram pages “@sneakerb0ss”, “@snkrx.us” twitter: “@SnkrSpply”.