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Ian Stonebrook and Nick DePaula
Welcome to the 19Nine Podcast. I am Aaron Meyer my co-host today is Josh Barnett one of the Owners of 19Nine. Our guests today are here helping us dive into the basketball apparel culture.
Nick Depaula former Editor-In-Chief and Creative Director at Sole Collector Magazine and now at ESPN as a NBA feature writer.
And Ian Stonebrook is a writer from Okemos, MI based in Austin, TX. After starting his journalism career with Nice Kicks he's gone on to write for the likes of Jordan Brand, Complex, GOAT, SoleSavy, Cali BBQ, ASICS and more.
Let’s go to Josh to start things off.
College Basketball Fashion:
+First REAL pair of basketball kicks you remember getting as a kid?
-Why does that pair stand out?
-Growing up, what pair got away that you still think about?
-Has the industry boomed because of just that? We all grew up, started making our own money and wanted to get the pairs we didn’t have?
-Is there a next generation for that or will the shoe bubble burst? Will collabs take the place of retros or have they already?
-What’s the future of the sneaker industry look like to you?
Turning a Hobby/Passion into a Job
-Did you ever think you would be covering shoes/sports fashion as a job?
-Advice to anyone out there that wants to get into this as a job.
Greatest Sneakers of College Basketball Past
-What’s the first pair of shoes that come to mind when we talk college basketball?
-Is there a shoe that you think is very underrated as an all time college basketball or just basketball sneaker?
- Was there ever a watershed moment for sneakers in the college game? Where the sneakers shined as much as the team wearing them?
- Who are some of the most influential teams when it comes to a history of wearing great shoes?
- Has college basketball ever had a PJ Tucker that people tuned into games just to see what they were wearing that night?
- In your opinion will we ever have another Arizona ‘97 shoe moment in college basketball?
Your Basketball Utopia
-In your personal Hardwood Heaven what shoe has to be worn in there? The gates open, Dr Naismith greets you as you enter, you immediately look down to see what he is wearing and it’s (fill in the blank with the shoes of your choice)