If we’ve talked in the last six months, you probably know I’m somewhat obsessed with Gary Vay-Ner-Chuk, and he has become a huge inspiration to me in my journey through the business world in 2017. Recently, on the #AskGaryVee show, he had an amazing conversation with Barney Waters, president of K-Swiss, and Patrick Buchanan, global marketing director for K-Swiss, in which they talked about sneaker culture, and how K-Swiss is trying to fit in again.
Waters (above) called sneakers “part of the entrepreneur’s uniform,” and I found his POV extremely refreshing and validating. Vay-Ner-Chuk laughed at the idea of ever wearing dress shoes.
That’s pretty much where I am. Sneakers, among other things like music (mostly hip-hop) and healthy eating and working out consistently, are among my top five motivational subtleties that drive my day.
Seriously, it sounds weird but picking out my shoes each day gives me confidence and a sense of pride in what I’m doing.
My shoes always are a reflection on my mood, my schedule, my workload and my focus.
Props to K-Swiss for targeting the entrepreneur demo and going after Gary Vee to help them lead the charge. You bet’cha I emailed firstname.lastname@example.org with my shoe size (a call to action Gary Vee shouts out several times in this interview. We’ll see what happens.