Gary Vaynerchuk is a man of many talents. As the acting chairman of VaynerX, an umbrella media company that houses VaynerMedia and Gallery Media Group (ONE37pm’s parent company), he plays an active role in the media and communications plans for Fortune 100 clients and his personal brand across platforms.
Growing up in a studio apartment in Queens, New York—then moving to Edison, New Jersey—Vaynerchuk is the son of Belarusian immigrants. An avid reseller and profit seeker, Vaynerchuk was always getting his hands into projects that would yield a return: a lemonade stand, selling baseball cards and overhauling the family liquor business to utilize the internet and generate $60 million in sales.
Since then, Vaynerchuk has been an angel investor in notable companies, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, Snap Inc. and Venmo. He’s kept a keen interest in nostalgic products from childhood that could sell for a profit—like sneakers.
Here is a definitive list of Vaynerchuk’s favorite sneakers of all time, from his ride-or-die classic staples to his personal collaboration with K-Swiss and his beloved industry up and comers who are making waves. Take a look.