In life, anything great comes with its fair share of obstacles and trials along the way. While those setbacks can be frustrating, as the saying goes: "a setback is a setup for a comeback." If you haven't met them already, allow us to introduce you to First Class Sneaks, a black female-owned sneaker store that's based in Atlanta led by Kierra Wagstaff and Ronneta Wagstaff. A full-fledged family business comprised of life-long sneaker enthusiasts, what started out as a casual passion project during the pandemic a couple of years ago has since exploded into a hugely popular high-end retailer with a speciality for selling exclusive footwear and other items that are hard-to-find or currently unavailable. First Class Sneaks is a company passionately rooted within their family, and certified with authenticators, buyers, marketers, and graphic designers.
Operating on a "buy, sell, trade," policy like most retailers on the secondary market, prime customer service is at the forefront of First Class Sneaks, where you're greeted with warm southern hospitality every step of the way through your buying process. While experiencing some major highs as young retailer in the game, First Class Sneaks has also had to deal with a few difficult stumbling blocks along the way—stumbling blocks that has only served to make them stronger. We caught up with co-founder Kierra Wagstaff recently to learn more about the story that is First Class Sneaks.