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Monarch Mafia

I started my 9-year Nike career in 2006 at the Nike Employee Store in Beaverton, OR. I asked someone once "what's the most comfortable shoe we sell"? Fast forward three jobs later to 2013 I was a footwear developer in a category dedicated to the everyday athlete. At that time I decided to start a silly IG about the highest selling training shoe in Nike history, the Air Monarch IV.

It started as a way to pass time, but also to highlight the team I was proud to work on. It's blown up to have quite the cult following, especially after the Complex article. Anyway, I love Monarchs and I'm quite proud of these. 

Again, #hypebarista. I whip lattes in the all black pair all day no joke.

Shouts to the homies at Index Portland for the pics. 


Index 'Sneaker Social' feat. Trinidad James

:: PDX PSA ::

If you missed the Sneaker Social last week you better have been in the hospital, working, or getting married/out of town!

In PDX we have the unique blessing of being the sneaker capital. Nike, Adidas, UA, Keen, Hi-Tech and lowkey Li-Ning are all currently here (many others have come and gone). Our Buy/Sell/Trade market is way different than other places because we all for the most part have access to discounts and/or free joints as well as PEs, samples and early drops. Unfortunately this also makes many of us (corporate employees too) complacent and quite disrespectful to each other, our community and to this culture.

Now, to those who do make it out to many of these things {Sneaker Socials, ICYMI, Compound Art shows, Pensole presentations, etc} and those who were there last night THANK YOU on behalf of Index, Compound, Deadstock/GTG and Pensole. We all put in a lot of time and money to bring you guys these events and we appreciate you for coming out. We do them not for money or recognition but to uplift our community. The more we turn out the better they will be. And, we'll get more love from the greater sneaker community as a whole... The love we deserve, right?!

Love him or hate him, Trinidad James being here last week was HUGE!! Hope you all enjoyed it as much as the Index Crew did!

- eWeezie

Photos and video - Oregon Live