eBay launches unprecedented drop of top women in sneaker culture
“From innovative designs to landmark, game-changing partnerships, this collection pays homage to the women who have powered the sneaker industry for decades,” said Charis MarquezVP Fashion, eBay North America. “Women’s contributions to sneaker culture are often overlooked, and despite being passionate about sneakers, many women feel like their voice is not being heard. We wanted to shine a light on and celebrate these women who have had a positive impact on the community.”
Starting today, sneakerheads can shop the Trailblazers collection, featuring iconic styles that are only available on eBay:
- NIKE AIR MAG “Back to the future” with power lacing, designed by Tiffany Beers
- Adidas Ultraboost 22, designed by Stella McCartney
- casablanca x New Balance 327, designed by Charlotte Lee
- Nike Air Swoopes, created for Sheryl Swoopes
The collection also includes the Air Jordan II Retro “Violet”, designed by Vashtie Kola, who eBay has partnered with to share the untold story of his journey and the evolution of the sneaker industry. Kola, in addition to her work with Puma, became the first female Air Jordan collaboration with the release of her sneaker in 2010.
“When the ‘Violette’ Air Jordan II Retro was released over 10 years ago, it was a truly groundbreaking moment – no other woman had ever designed one. Jordan sneaker,” Kola said. “It’s an honor to be part of this incredible group of women who have had such a prolific impact on sneaker culture.”
All eligible sneakers in the Trailblazers collection are backed by eBay’s Guarantee of Authenticity. The service launched by eBay in October 2020, offers complete control and verification of certain sneakers purchased from the market by a team of industry experts. The Authenticity Guarantee has dramatically changed the way people buy and sell sneakers on eBay, as evidenced by category growth quarter over quarter. In just over a year, more than two million sneakers have been authenticated globally on eBay.
Throughout March, eBay will honor the role of women in today’s sneaker culture with additional announcements and activities. To verify www.ebayinc.com/trailblazers and follow @ebaysneakers on Twitter.
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