Day 14/366 – Wyatt, intern at COMPOUND – Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski Premium SB’s.

Name: Wyatt

Age: 19

Hometown/now residing in: Portland, OR

Occupation: Intern at Compound in Portland, OR. Wyatt was a frequent shopper at the store for both apparel and kicks. He now helps around the store as requested and when there are special events. Today was the release of Nike’s ‘Year of the Dragon’ Air Force 1’s – the store opened around 1120am and there were only 3 pairs left at 1150am when I arrived.

Goal: He’s gaining valuable experience at Compound. He’s learning how to run a successful sneaker shop, place orders, ship sneakers, etc. He would like to start his own clothing brand and open his own storefront down the road.

Sneaker passion: Wyatt started collecting in his sophomore year of high school. He now owns roughly 60 pairs of sneakers – it all began with Nike SB’s because he enjoys skateboarding – his collection also includes Alife’s, Vans and Adidas. He purchases most of his kicks at Compound; he gets most of his Nike SB’s on eBay. “Nice shoes make you look a lot better instead of having busted tips,” says Wyatt.

Kicks on his feet today: Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski Premium SB’s. He’s a fan of the distressed leather on the upper; the markings are exclusive for each pair. He picked them up at Cal’s Pharmacy in Portland, OR about two years ago.

Coolest place these kicks have been? Wyatt explored New York for his first time last summer – he enjoyed visiting local sneaker shops such as Flight Club and Supreme.

Source of latest sneaker news? Via friends and Nike Skateboarding.

Thanks, Wyatt – and a special shout to Compound for being an awesome place to shop for sneaker heads!


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