Step Your Game Up! An Introduction to Sneakers

, Hustlin' Harvard Student

Sneaker culture is all around us: from Hip-Hop lyrics to skateboarding to SoHo boutiques, NYC is the sneaker capital of the world and a haven for sneaker collectors.

In this class we'll review the basic history of sneakers, beginning with hip-hop roots and prevalence on the streets and basketball courts of NYC. Air Jordans, Air Force Ones and Nike Skateboarding sneakers, some of the most sought-after and collectible styles, will be our focus.

We will then discuss contemporary sneaker culture: the events, stores, and personalities that are defining footwear trends. From Air Yeezy's to AF1's, you'll walk away form this class with a new found appreciation for New Yorkers waiting in line for days to buy a rare pair of sneakers.

To help apply these new concepts, we will identify some of NYC's most famous sneaker boutiques as well as discuss tips for finding awesome rare sneakers and deals.

Class Prep: Bring all the curious questions and experiences you've had with sneakers to share with the class!

Extra Credit: Wear your favorite sneakers!

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Peter Boyce

Hustlin' Harvard Student

Peter works in Business Development & Marketing at Skillshare, and works with Skillshare CEO & co-founder Michael on new deal evaluation at Collaborative Fund. Previously, Peter worked at Skillshare as “Founder Apprentice.”

Before Skillshare, Peter worked at Bad Boy Entertainment as Business Development analyst, and as a summer analyst at an NYC-based hedge fund covering technology. He studies Applied Math & Sociology at Harvard, where he is beginning his senior thesis on VC & startup networks.

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