Sneaker Pawn: Teenage Entrepreneur Opens First Sport Shoe Pawn Shop

Sneaker Pawn: Teenage Entrepreneur Opens First Sport Shoe Pawn Shop
Sneaker Pawn: Teenage Entrepreneur Opens First Sport Shoe Pawn Shop

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A YOUNG entrepreneur is helping poor but sneaker-rich teens cash in on their exclusive trainer collections. Chase Reed, 16, got the idea for the world’s first sneaker pawn shop when he borrowed money from his father – who took his limited edition shoes as deposit. Speaking from his shop in Harlem, Chase said: “At first people thought it was a gimmick, but it actually is a place where you can come and pawn your sneakers or you can buy, sell, trade, customize, or refurbish sneakers.” He opened the store in May and along with his father is hoping to roll out franchises across the country.

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31 thoughts on “Sneaker Pawn: Teenage Entrepreneur Opens First Sport Shoe Pawn Shop

  • July 9, 2014 at 3:20 pm
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    Any sneakerheads watching this? What are your most prized pairs? 

  • July 9, 2014 at 7:41 pm
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    Somliga går med barfotasår, säg vad beror det på
    Dojjor de panta för borgen fri gå, negern i klippet påstår

  • July 10, 2014 at 8:40 am
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    Sneaker Pawn: Teenage Entrepreneur Opens First Sport Shoe Pawn Shop

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    A YOUNG entrepreneur is helping poor but sneaker-rich teens cash in on their exclusive trainer collections. Chase Reed, 16, got the idea for the world’s first sneaker pawn shop when he borrowed money from his father – who took his limited edition shoes as deposit. Speaking from his shop in Harlem, Chase said: “At first people thought it was a gimmick, but it actually is a place where you can come and pawn your sneakers or you can buy, sell, trade, customize, or refurbish sneakers.” He opened the store in May and along with his father is hoping to roll out franchises across the country. 

  • July 11, 2014 at 1:47 am
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    Why waste your money on college you already doing it kid .

  • July 22, 2014 at 5:56 am
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    They got a few foot traffic at the start, but they ain’t making money.

  • August 6, 2014 at 5:22 pm
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    1:19 those retros be like 280$ fuck that I can get 3 pAirs of airforce

  • August 7, 2014 at 4:08 am
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    Holy shit the father’s pawn idea with his son was pretty clever and taught him ton of lessons 

  • August 26, 2014 at 11:16 am
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    love this idea, these guys have to be proud of themselves to get this idea up and running and to make a living at what they do. 

  • September 12, 2014 at 12:16 pm
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    HOLY SHIT THIS IS CRAZY THIS KID WAS IN MY SCIENCE AND GYM CLASS AT MY HIGH SCHOOL BUT HE MOVED, WOW YOU GO CHASE!

  • September 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm
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    I love how 10 years ago it was all about how women were shoe obsessed, oh how the tables have turned.

  • October 15, 2014 at 11:52 pm
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    Awesome idea! Should have come up with a way better name for it though.

  • January 15, 2015 at 3:31 pm
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    I congratulate the kid, but this has basically already been done

  • January 15, 2015 at 6:26 pm
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    This is whats up young black men going in business something you dont see often a very creative business

  • December 10, 2015 at 1:56 pm
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    If you need to pawn your shoes to buy train rides, maybe you shouldn’t of bought those expensive shoes to begin with.

  • April 9, 2016 at 2:57 pm
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    I saw this in a article in upfront magazine in NY school

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