Kiante Young is The Sneaker Mann.
Traversing the country as on of the best known sneaker heads, he frequently appears on early morning shows as an on-air stylist, highlighting the latest styles and trends in sneakers.
"The Sneaker Mann"
He has appeared on ABC, NBC, FOX and WB affiliate stations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Dallas and more.
The Sneaker Mann recently went on a 15-city Back to School Tour wherein he showcased the freshest sneakers for students returning to class.
The Sneaker Mann on CW11
Born in Vegas, Kiante moved to Harlem as a young man. It was not long before he was interviewing a cast of hip hops "whos who" like Damon Dash, LLCool J, DMX, Faith Evans and Beenie Man on his Manhattan cable access show Young, Black & Doin It.
Kiante launched Young & DoinIt Magazine to empower urban teens to reach for success. The magazine's fashion section also featured the latest trends in sneakers. In efforts to promote the magazine, Kiante began doing segments on news shows about sneakers - and Kiante The Sneaker Mann was born.
Kiante has won many awards honoring his entrepreneurial spirit and skills, such as the "Fleet Young Entrepreneurs Award" (three years in a row, 2001-2003), as well as the "Oppenheimer Funds Social Entrepreneur of the Year" (2006) to name a couple.
He recently cruised DrJays.com to highlight the hottest kicks for fall 2009 - check out The Sneaker Mann's picks below!
Anyone who knows me knows that I love the AdidasForum Mid, and these are the hottest ones to be released since last years NBA promo pairs released only at the NBA All-Star weekend in Phoenix. Actually these may be a little bit hotter! Classy in style, the colorway is sick and perfectly combine making of the hottest new sneakers of the season.
This season I have decided to exercise three times a week and these sneakers are what I will be working out in. Fashion and function, these new NikeBo Jacksons are ill. I feel like I can rock these in the gym then take a shower, change my clothes and wear them out on the town as well.
These kicks are a very style focused sneakers. Great for trotting up and down college steps, these sneakers will turn heads. Reebok equipped these with ankle support and 2 pairs of laces in different colors. I would depend on these sneakers for comfort if I ever have to stand for on long line.
Fila is stepping their game up with this sneaker. Available in black leather, these are a perfect concubine to a pair of black skinny jeans. Clean and smooth, they will definitely turn heads. The embossed logo is a sleek, but not obnoxious, addition to the sneaker. Get these kicks!
When I was growing up, I was rocking Adidas Superstars while blasting Redmans Muddy Waters album. Now the two have become one with this sneaker. Beautiful to the eye, the suede gives the shoe an somewhat elegant feel while the colorway makes it easy to blend into a cool outfit not to mention the speckled sole. If you get the Redman label t-shirt, rock them with black jeans and a black suit jacket and I guarantee the ladies will stop and stare.
There nothing sexier than a beautiful woman whos wearing a killer pair of boots and these boots by Baby Phat are killers! Extending past the knees, you have to have good fashion sense when putting your look together with these, because the wrong outfit can result in fashion suicide.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending an in-store event at the Foot Locker in Times Square where Angela and Vanessa Simmons where in attendance promoting these very Pastry sneakers. When I saw them I though to myself These are fashion-forward. During New York City fashion week, houndstooth was a staple of several couture lines. These are hot and even better, they are on sale!
See more kicks on DrJays.com by clicking here.
Find out more about The Sneaker Mann through his MySpace.