Careers in Sneakers

By 2022, there is a projected volume growth of 4.0% in the footwear market. When you think of a career in sneakers, you might start your career exploration with sneaker designers and collaborators. But when you begin to dive into the sneaker industry, you’ll find people with an array of sneaker jobs that help bring a sneaker concept to life. The more versatile you are, the more opportunities you will have to work in the sneaker business. Here are some careers in the sneaker industry to consider — what you can expect, their earning potential, and the impact of these sneaker jobs.

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