Local Teen Starts Sneaker Design Business – StrathmoreNow.com
Adrianna Kiemeny, 15, is on the rise. It’s been almost two years since she started a sneaker and shoe paint and touch-up business with her own custom designs and now the Strathmore teenager’s artwork can be viewed across the world via Instagram.
Recently, Kiemeny stopped by StrathmoreNow to drop off a pair of Strathmore-themed sneakers.
“Originally, I started in my 40s. It was pretty boring and not the ones when I first had Instagram and so I saw it with people painting clothes and stuff like that, ”she said.
“I had moved during that time and I was like, hey, why don’t I do this?” So I started it. It was pretty slow, but now it’s starting to pick up speed and it’s been preparing for almost two years, ”she said.
Until now, Kiemeny sold his works at local farmers’ markets.
“Right now I go to the Strathmore Farmers Market on Fridays in the summer and another Farmers Market in Bearspaw on Saturdays.”
“It’s just cool to walk around and see people wearing those shoes you painted,” she says.
Of the shoes she designed for StrathmoreNow, she said they followed the Strathmore theme.
She said she wanted the shoes to reflect the Strathmore Stampede, but also StrathmoreNow, the city and Wheatland. The sides of the shoes are covered with wheat fields and red and white streamers.
Kiemeny can be contacted on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.