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"It's crazy to me that they're trying to combat this way of purchasing a shoe when, as a business, they're just trying to sell it."

On the second episode of "Knot Another Sneaker Podcast," Emerald Engagement Editor Jake Willard and his friend Julian Ossias discuss the history and rising prevalence of sneaker bots, the history of sneaker culture and their changing experiences of buying sneakers.

"Knot Another Sneaker Podcast" is a series from the Emerald Podcast Network that breaks down the latest news, releases and hype in the world of sneakers. In each episode, Engagement Editor and sneakerhead Jake Willard sits down with Julian Ossias will discuss new shoes are set to release this week, the biggest and latest trend in the culture and what sneakers they hope to cop. Episodes will be full of hot takes, sneaker history and plenty of anecdotes that they hope people with all levels of sneaker knowledge will enjoy.

Ryan Nguyen produced and edited this podcast. Music is “Drip” by Yung Kartz.

Sneakerhead and runner. Engagement Editor. Size 8.5.

Podcast Editor

Ryan Nguyen is the podcast editor and an aspiring education reporter. He manages, produces and edits several Emerald Podcast Network programs a week. Previously, Nguyen covered student government as a news reporter.


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