You saw something I wrote or created on social media
You heard that I grade sneakers
You saw some of my sneaker trading cards
You saw some of the NFTs I've created
Who I thought The Sneaker Savant was and who I actually am have turned out to be two separate things. I started The Sneaker Savant when I realized that my background on Wall Street and Silicon Valley would be useful in building out a grading system for sneakers, so I created a grading platform. When I started it, I thought people were going to be lining up to use the service, but I've come to realize that things really aren't always that simple.
Before I shifted my focus, I underwent a career shift - I went from staring at a computer 9 hours a day to teaching a classroom full of high schoolers in East Oakland. For me, teaching opened up my world. Instead of spreadsheets and emails and meetings, I found that I was able to connect with people on a much more meaningful level. So I left the corporate world behind.
Being a teacher IRL, the people I interact with through The Sneaker Savant on social media are my tribe. The Sneaker Savant is what I do for my 'me time'. If you're just getting into sneakers and want to know more, but are hesitant to commit to a mailing list - give me a follow on Instagram. Or if you'd rather listen - give the podcast a listen. Curious about anything? Send me an email. Hit me on Twitter or Facebook. I love talking about this stuff and I love hearing where people come from. I've been around since before 'collecting' sneakers became the thing to do, so I can contextualize almost anything you might have cooking. Reach out. I'm always open to talk.
I'm really just a guy that loves sneakers and loves coming up with new ways to highlight what they do for us.
I've helped people and (companies alike) find their footing in the ever-evolving footwear industry and have been able to create that common ground.
If you have an idea of something you'd like to do but aren't sure where to start, reach out and let's get to talking.
Drop me a line. I'm most active on IG.