Get a Nike SB account for Sole Fly!
Nowadays, it is certain that less than half of skate shop consumers walk into skate shops looking to buy new decks or wheels. The main attractions in most skate shops now are the shoes from skateboarding brands like Supra, Vans, Etnies, and Nike SB. Furthermore, not only skaters are attracted to these shoe brands. Sneakerheads go into these skate shops looking for exclusive skate shoes and streetwear. These so-called "skate shops" are making most of their money off of sneakerheads, not skaters. Once could easily consider most skate shops as sneaker stores or streetwear stores, and not skateboarding stores. This brings me to my next point: If these shoes mainly attract sneakerheads, shouldn't they be available for purchase at sneaker boutiques? Bringing the skate shoes to sneaker boutiques could easily help promote the shoes more. All types of people love fresh kicks, whether they play basketball, skate, or just like to look good. Most of these people probably don't even think to step into skate shops to buy shoes. Couldn't doing such even promote skateboarding, and thus, help the skate shops? People who buy skate shoes, after a while, would want to learn the history of the shoes, and thus, would get rooted into the history of the sport in general. So far, we have established that skate shoes really attract sneakerheads, and that selling said shoes in sneaker boutiques could even help promote skateboarding. With that said, what better of a place to bring skate shoes (more specifically, Nike SB) to than Sole Fly in Miami, FL? In the few months that they have been open, Sole Fly has done so much to show love for the sneaker game. Even just stepping into the store will show you the magnitude of their love for sneakers. All around the store, you can find art dedicated to Michael Jordan, whose Air Jordan line is one of the center collections of shoes in sneaker culture. For instance, a basketball hoop in the store has a Jordan mural made by The store has even managed to make a personal connection to the famed basketball player, and is the only sneaker boutique to have done such a thing. As of now, they carry several Nike lines (Nike Sportswear, Nike Basketball, Air Jordan, etc.) and none other than the previously-mentioned Supra. Furthermore, it seems that the Supra shoes that Sole Fly sells sell good, proving my previous point. The one thing that Sole Fly needs is a Nike SB account. No other store has exemplified a love for the sneaker game greater than Sole Fly's. Nike rejected the store, but perhaps if the company sees sneakerheads rally together for the cause, Nike will grant Sole Fly with a Nike SB account. I thanks you for taking your time for reading this petition. If you believe what the petition stands for is true, support the cause!