Ricardo Vestuti got his start in the sneaker industry in the mid-1980s as a designer for Saucony, and since then he has worked for both Nike and Reebok. In the first part of our interview, we discuss how his creative upbringing and art-school training led him to the world of sneakers.
As the in-house archivist for Converse, Sam Smallidge is responsible for preserving the history of a footwear company that stretches back to 1908. In our interview, Sam reveals what his job entails and provides his unique perspective on this iconic sneaker brand.
My family immigrated to Canada from the Middle East when I was 10 years old. Originally from South India, we spent the early years of being a family moving from country to country, my father always seeking a destination that would bring a more promising life for us.