WATERTOWN — Sneaker Ace, a sneaker and clothing store with local roots, is set to open its new location today inside the Salmon Run Mall at the former Paint it! Pottery space next to Zumiez.
Owner Nathan D. Mosely describes Sneaker Ace as a buy/sell/trade sneaker and apparel store, with employees using prior experience to help determine valuations of items customers bring to sell and trade. The store also considers what customers are asking and will compare product costs online.
Growing up in Germany, Mr. Mosely noticed Nike and Jordan sneakers, but never purchased them until he got to the United States.
“When I moved to the States … any pair that I could get my hands on, I was looking to get them,” Mr. Mosely said. “When I moved here, I had actually went to Carthage for a little bit in seventh grade, then I moved to Watertown and went to Case (Middle School) for just one quarter.”
He said that his interest in sneakers accelerated when he moved to Watertown because a friend showed him “the aspect of trading.”
Mr. Mosely said a friend walked up to him and asked if he wanted to trade his sneakers, kickstarting Mr. Mosely into the buy/sell/trade shoe market.
The 24-year-old is in his fourth year of business after launching the business from his house.
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