Nike Stock at the Lowest Since Resurgence


Nike’s innovation and introduction of new tech in performance and lifestyle led to a huge resurgence that began in 2017 at the time of their Investor’s Day in October. This is well known among anyone who has been following the company for any amount of time during the push towards DTC. Today the uncertainty around … Read more

Did Champion Make a Mistake Attempting to Capture a Share of the Hyped Sneaker Market?

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  If you take a moment to browse through my videos on YouTube you’ll notice I have Champion tees in almost every color. I rocked Champion gear in the 90s and I’ve come back to the brand as a new generation has started wearing the apparel and accessories. One of my favorite lines from Wu … Read more

FDRA Is Raising Awareness Around President Trump’s Incorrect Trade War Assumptions Affecting the Kicks We Wear


President Trump is in the process of undermining the economy via actions which have long been an issue in the footwear industry. He is considering raising the tariffs on imports which primarily deal with the materials utilized and shipped into the U.S. for footwear manufacturing. The footwear industry has been attempting to offset the increasing … Read more

Why “Under Armour Sprinting Past Its Footwear Sales Goals” Is Dead Wrong


The maker of sports apparel continues to put out new styles in new categories, helping to drive the brand’s market share opportunity forward. Here’s how UA could blow right past previous sales goals. Source: How Under Armour Could Sprint Past Its Footwear Sales Goals — The Motley Fool Under Armour isn’t sprinting past anything anymore. … Read more

Sneakernomics: The Election’s Potential Impact on Footwear Sales – Sneakerheads Better Read This One


Source: Sneakernomics: The Election’s Potential Impact on Footwear Sales NPD Group is beginning to discuss the potential outcome of a Trump White House on the footwear industry. I’ve been writing about it for a while here on JmksportStore, but with Matt Powell bringing attention to this, it will get legs and run. First, I need … Read more

nike dunk ski high wedge mens pants shoes | Insider Ties: Athleisure, Beyonce and Outlier – 5 charts – Digiday


  As mall footfall wanes and Amazon looms, athleisure has been an unlikely boon for retailers in need of some good news. Source: Stretching out: The global athleisure boom in 5 charts – Digiday The Digiday article has a lot of charts and information to say one thing, jeans and khakis are in troubled waters. … Read more

Yeezy 750 Boost Dipped in Chocolate

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Chocolate anyone?     After the predictable success of the new nike maroon hyperdunks 2017 blue color in the oddly named beluga colorway, Adidas decides to break out the 750 boost. This time, the 750 Boost comes draped in a chocolate brown suede sitting plush on top of the beloved gum sole we’ve all come to love. The 750 … Read more

Dope S–t I Like: AXEL ARIGATO – Handcrafted Designer Sneakers for Men and Women.


This new silhouette combines suede with a white divided TR thermoplastic sole that gives the shoe a unique finish. Handcrafted in Portugal with premium Italian materials. Arigato logo on the side in gold. Dustbag included.  True to size but if you are be Source: AXEL ARIGATO – Handcrafted Designer Sneakers for Men and Women. When … Read more

Dope S–t I Like: FRYE | Kane Runner – Fatigue


Source: FRYE | Kane Runner – Fatigue When I do a Dope S–t, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m running out and picking up the product right away. What I’m trying to do is diversify your style by introducing you to something that may fit your wardrobe and will also standout from the usual suspects. … Read more

Insider Ties the YouTube Show


If you like reading the articles on Insider Ties, I’ve decided to take it a little further by creating the Insider Ties YouTube show. Here is the playlist below. You can subscribe by visiting the YT page or just watch below. Let me know what you think of course. If you click through each video … Read more

nike dunk ski high wedge mens pants shoes | Dope S–t I Like: Greats Brand


Brooklyn born men’s footwear brand offering classically designed shoes and sneakers with luxury materials starting at $49. Free returns and exchanges. Talk about paying close attention to a brand… I watch Greats Brand like someone trying to catch their spouse cheating. Greats is a NYC born company that I admire above any of the new … Read more

Dope S–t I Like: Blackspot Unswoosher


100% vegan.Recycled tire sole.Organic hemp.Union made.Designed by Fluevog. BLACKSPOT IS A RISE TO INDEPENDENCE FROM MEGA-CORPORATIONS. We’ve had enough of corporations buying up the market and constraining us to products A and B—when both serve corporation C. We want choices, not marketing campaigns. We want to support the local efforts of our neighbors, and choose … Read more

The JmksportStore Ellison TR: Update 2


The JmksportStore Ellison TR is officially under production. After the first batch of samples and another sample colorway, the final decisions are made. Total: 120 Pair – As usual I expect damage from the shipment at about 5%. Usually it’s right at 10%, but I have a new manufacturer and I only had to pay … Read more

JmksportStore Report September: Post and Pre Kickstarter


Wow, it’s been a long time. I shouldn’t have left you, without a … always nice to start off a post with a little Rakim. I haven’t done an update like this since last year. Whenever I do these reports they remind me that I actually have to work at more than just the testing … Read more

JmksportStore Footwear Spring/Summer Sales Report 2013


Started with the box now we’re here 🙂 What’s up everybody! There have been some pretty cool accomplishments for the little engine that could. We sponsored our first athlete. Sidney Boyd IV out of Atlanta. Sidney is a former collegiate basketball player and runs in the 40+ category. He recently ran the Cruisin for Christmas … Read more

Grab a pair of The Allen Casual Shoe at Wholesale!

While you are waiting for a restock of the new colorways of the JmksportStore CG097II Lightweight Running shoe, take advantage of the closeout deals on and pick up a pair of the cool, casual Allens. The Allen features suede, denim and leather on certain models. They are great for the spring for all of … Read more

JmksportStore Featured on

I love it when someone takes the time to write about the brand considering the amount of difficulty involved in gaining exposure for small companies. A big shout out and thank you to for introducing JmksportStore to their audience. Here is the link to the article for you to share with friends. Thank You … Read more

Getting ready: Lightweight running, men’s fashion, shoes in general

As always I am ready to update you guys on what’s happening so I’m starting with another picture. The pic above is of the recent shipment of the Storm Collection CG097II Lightweight running shoes. The shoes are about an ounce heavier since I increased the weight of the mesh used, specifically in the Red and … Read more

More Marketing and Sales Information on Running and Casual Shoes

For those of you who are following these, I hope you are getting a better understanding of the work involved in attempting this shoe business. I guess it’s not an attempt, I’m doing it… just not very well. Here is the marketing breakdown for October. Please note the start dates for the JmksportStore Casual: The … Read more

JmksportStore Ad Discussion and Metrics: For the geeks who own a business

I wrote an article a few weeks ago, precisely on August 5th, called More Marketing Advice From A Non-Guru Unafraid to Fail. In that article I began discussing PR and marketing as it dealt with my writing and sneaker company. I followed that article up with information added to the JmksportStore Facebook page. What is all of this … Read more