Justin Fredericks

curator of Sneakertopia

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Sneakers are very, very big business, a nearly $20 billion industry in the U.S. alone.

Sneakertopia celebrates the art -- and commerce -- of sneaker culture

Sneakers are very, very big business, a nearly $20 billion industry in the U.S. alone.

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