Hibbett, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB), an athletic-inspired fashion retailer with more than 1,100 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores nationwide, today celebrated its 40th anniversary with an exclusive Small-Town Sneakerhead (STSH ) announced the release of the latest episode of the series. Anniversary of the Nike Air Force 1. The series features Derek Wilson from Sandy Springs, GA, @aymrwilson, a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and his supervisor in UPS sales training.Viewers can catch new episodes today At www.Hibbett.com/small-town-sneakerhead.
The first stop is Wilson’s house, where viewers can see his impressive 150-pair and growing sneaker collection that he started at the age of 15. The Nike Air Force 1 was his second shoe that I bought for myself and it holds a special place. Since then, I’ve always had Force on my radar, and when I see a cool pair, I immediately deal with it. ”
Wilson says his hometown of Sandy Springs is best known for its really good food, great parks and lots of trees. “What I love about Sandy Springs is the food. It’s far enough from the city but close enough that it doesn’t have a small-town feel and is close to where I work,” said Wilson. Between episodes, he takes film crews to many of his favorite hometown hangouts, including the City Springs Amphitheater and the Sandy Springs Softball and Football Field. A big sports fan and avid photographer, Wilson is usually on the field when he’s not working or buying new kicks.
“My favorite unit in my collection is the Olive Special Forces AF1. This is truly a tribute to our unit. true love since 82 and we are in our 40sth It reminds me of the letter I give to Valentine in the year of AF1. I just want people to know that there are still people who really care about this product like I do, and that’s what helped shoes like the Air Force 1 last his 40 years. . ”
“For nearly three years, we’ve been celebrating sneaker lovers, sharing the incredible stories of small-town collectors, learning about a hodgepodge of culturally rich communities, and growing in every corner of the country. I’ve been looking to the sneaker community that’s doing it,” said Sarah. Sharp-Wangaard, VP Marketing, Hibbett. “There is never a shortage of unique stories to share, and we thank our partners at Nike for helping make this project a reality. We are proud to use these stories for her 40th anniversary celebration.” .th Anniversary of the legendary Nike Air Force 1. ”
“You don’t have to live in Uptown to be an Uptown fan,” says Nice Kicks founder and CEO Matt Halfhill. “This episode of Small Town Sneakerhead is a special celebration of the Nike Air Force 1, one of the most iconic sneakers ever made. Despite its story of originating on the court and on the street, it’s been a staple for generations across land in towns big and small.”
About Smalltown Sneakerhead
In 2020, Hibbett launched the Small-Town Sneakerhead project to give sneakerheads from all walks of life a platform to share their personal sneaker stories. Created in partnership with Nike and Nice Kicks, the series spotlights the evolving sneaker scene and enthusiasts across the country. Hibbett has featured collectors in East Buffalo, New York; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Hampton, Virginia; Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Murphy, Texas; I was.
About Hibbett, Inc. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Hibbett is a leading sports-inspired fashion retailer with 1,117 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores in 36 states. Hibbett has a rich history of convenient locations, personalized customer service, and access to shoes, apparel and gear from top brands like Nike, Jordan and Adidas. Consumers can visit www.hibbett.com to browse styles, discover new releases, shop looks and shop online or at a store near you. Follow @hibbettsports and @citygear on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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