The inspiration behind Futuristic Edge
Futuristic Edge embodies an ambitious spirit in the shoe industry. The founder's grandmother is a seamstress who never had the opportunity to pursue fashion as a career due to putting her family before her dreams. Aspiring to bring passion to life, her custom, creative patterns and styles over the years intrigued the founder’s love into shoes since a child around the age of five. The very first pair of stylish, yet simple sneakers acquired, were the Adidas, Superstar, three-striped lows, worn by Run DMC. The founder's life has always revolved around stylish shoes. In elementary school, it was a pair of LA Gears that lit up when walking, which displayed a uniqueness of being different from other kids who wore “hyped” shoes. Nike Prestos and Air Max were also daily shoes (Not considered hype at the time). In middle school, early 2000s, Nike created a slip-on shoe where you could take pictures and put your pictures on the shoes. Ingenuity always led to the founder’s style. Instead of spending money on high dollar shoes when it was time to go shopping, the founder always sought after brands that were indifferent such as Creative Reaction, Dada and others. It was always more than a name to the founder, it was the creativity behind the brand. In high school, the founder bought a new pair of shoes every week for Fridays, which was the one day when school uniforms were not required, so students wanted to have on their best outfit, with the most up-to-date sneakers. From being a self-made walking vending machine in high school and a local mall worker at the age of 15, to having numerous ties with store managers and owners, these networks enabled the founder of having innumerable kicks. This was a time when sneakers were sneakers. When black culture embraced styles and set them. This was before resellers were cleaning shelves and having no clue about sneakers or style. With time, the founder was afforded countless opportunities abroad before the age of 23, where many of the world's high end shoe factories produce the sought-after footwear desired today. So more relationships were developed. In 2014, the founder visited Pine Bluff wearing a pair of Yeezy 750s Grey OG, which was the first model of its kind to be released. They were sold to a mother in 2015 who really wanted the pair for her son on Christmas, but she could not afford them. The same pair are over $1,000 today. The founder's style was ahead of its time, yet in line with fashion because of family roots, as the founder was stopped by locals and others for photos of kicks they had only seen online and not in person. The founder's family fashion history dates back as mink catchers and producers. Undoubtedly, the founder’s passion for shoes, as well as a knack for innovation became the driving force behind the introduction of Futuristic Edge. Family encouragement provoked the idea to begin the shoe brand because it was a passion since a child. Futuristic Edge brings the presence of style and the future of ingenuity within fashion. .
"Futuristic Edge embodies an ambitious spirit in the shoe industry. The founder's grandmother is a seamstress who never had the opportunity to pursue fashion as a career due to putting her family before her dreams. Aspiring to bring passion to life, her custom, creative patterns and styles over the years intrigued the founder’s love into shoes since a child around the age of five."