eBay Celebrates Women’s Sneaker Culture With ‘Trailblazers Collection’ – Footwear News

With Women’s History Month, eBay is offering a range of iconic sneakers created by or for women.

In a bid to celebrate women’s influence on sneaker culture, the platform has created its first-ever “Trailblazers Collection,” which eBay says is an event that “spotlights sneakers designed or inspired by women. Most Influential Women in the Industry” that “combines beloved styles with incredible stories.

“From innovative designs to landmark, game-changing partnerships, this collection pays homage to the women who have propelled the sneaker industry forward for decades,” said eBay America’s VP of Fashion. of the North, Charis Marquez, in a press release. “Women’s contributions to sneaker culture are often overlooked, and despite being passionate about sneakers, many women feel 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.”

Looks from “Trailblazers Collection” include the Nike Mag, which eBay says was included due to power lacing designed by Tiffany Beers, as well as the Adidas Ultraboost 22 designed by Stella McCartney, the Casablanca x New Balance 327 designed by Charlotte Lee, Sheryl Swoopes’ iconic Nike Air Swoopes and Vashtie Kola’s Air Jordan 2 Retro ‘Violet’.

In addition to making its Air Jordans available, eBay said it has partnered with Kola to share the story of its journey and the evolution of the sneaker industry.

“When the ‘Violette’ Air Jordan 2 Retro was released over 10 years ago, it was a truly groundbreaking moment – no other woman had ever designed a Jordan sneaker. It’s an honor to be part of this group incredible number of women who have had such a prolific impact on sneaker culture,” Kola said in a statement.

The company also confirmed that it plans to honor the role women have played in sneaker culture throughout March with more announcements and activity.

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