In this episode of TSB, the crew discuss the debacle that was the Union LA X Air Jordan 1 release.
Adidas and the Yeezy Design Studio are investigated and fined by OSHA when an employee crushed their foot with a 3D printer because they weren’t properly trained on how to use a pallet jack. Looking forward to that steel toe Yeezy 350 release.
Pensole is teaming up with New Balance to create a new master class for sneaker designers and aspiring industry professionals.
Kelly Oubre Jr. might’ve gotten away with something. He’s signed a deal with Converse to wear their product off the court–in particular, heading into the arena before games–but he gets to wear Nike Basketball products on-court. Must be nice.
Foot Locker is being sued by shareholders who feel that the company isn’t being entirely truthful about their sales and they worry that they’re too dependant on Nike. Especially now that Nike is selling direct to consumer with things like their SNKRS app.
And finally, the crew discuss the growing tensions between resellers and StockX. With the resell market beginning to level out, and resell prices starting to come down, partly thanks to platforms such as StockX, the crew debate whether resellers have any room to complain now that it isn’t as lucrative anymore.