Janine Davis

It was just the other day I drove past a small store and saw a line nearly a mile long. The patrons were a variety of people – young, old, Black, White,  Asian, etc. It was only after I got closer to the store that I realized it was a sneaker store.

And then I was in awe over just how committed these patrons were. I later learned, many had been standing in line for hours for the latest pair of sneakers or the ‘perfect’ pair to add to their collection. They were “sneaker heads.” And that’s news that should not come as a surprise to me. Especially after ShoppeBlack.us reports the global sneaker market is expected to reach $95 billion by 2028. In the United States, the sneaker market is expected to boom as well. It’s predicted to reach $28 billion by 2026.

With such big numbers, I would only make sense that Black-owned sneaker brands will get a piece of the pie. ShoppeBlack.com did some digging and came up with these Black-owned sneaker brands. What I found interesting about these brands is each has a unique story and mission. If you’re a sneaker head, than this will be a treat for you, especially as we begin to gear up to recognize Black History Month.

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